Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Man Facing Hit and Run Charges After Incident on Interstate 81 on Tuesday

A Canadian man will be charged after a hit and run on Interstate 81 on Tuesday.

According to the Pennsylvania State Police at Frackville, the incident began around 3:45pm in the southbound lanes of Interstate 81 in Delano Township.

Police say a tractor trailer, driven by Gregory Collins, 50, of Jackson, Mississippi was pulled over and parked on the shoulder near Mile marker 136.

While parked, a mobile home, driven by Brian Williams, 78, of Westport, Ontario, Canada, passed by and veered to the right striking the left side mirror of the tractor trailer.

Even though the mobile home's windshield shattered, Williams fled the scene. 

The driver side mirror on Collins' tractor trailer was destroyed and he followed Williams flashing his lights attempting to get him to stop, but was ignored.

Eventually a Pennsylvania State Trooper from Jonestown pulled over Williams near Milemarker 91 in Lebanon County.

Williams will be charged with misdemeanor hit & run and careless driving.