One Injured in Heath Township Hit-and-Run

J.P. Galt

J.P. Galt

Published January 1, 1970 12:00 am
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HEATH TWP., Pa. (EYT) – State police in Marienville are investigating a hit-and-run crash that occurred yesterday morning in Heath Township, Jefferson County.

Police said the crash occurred around 3:00 a.m. when 47-year-old Joseph P. Szewczyk, of Girard, OH, lost control of his vehicle while attempting to negotiate a turn on SR-949.

Szewczyk’s vehicle slid off the roadway and struck a guide rail and then struck an embankment.

Police say Szewczyk fled the scene on foot, leaving the vehicle parked on the roadway and blocking the south-bound lane.

He was later identified and cited for driving too fast.

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