Saturday, January 22, 2022

State Police Identify Victim in Fatal Hit and Run in Shenandoah, Seek Witnesses to the Incident

The Pennsylvania State Police at Frackville have released additional details including on Saturday morning's fatal hit and run in Shenandoah.

According to Investigating Officer Trooper Lynn, around 5:23am, Saturday morning, State Police responded to Route 924 in the area of Herald Road in Shenandoah for a struck pedestrian.

When Police and EMS arrived on scene, they found the body of a deceased male in the righthand southbound lane.

The victim, identified as Cristhian Perez-Gonzales, 36, of Mahanoy City was pronounced dead at the scene by Schuylkill County Deputy Coroner David Truskowsky.

The State Police C.A.R.S. units and forensic unit also responded to the scene to help with the investigation and it was determined that Perez-Gonzales was struck by a vehicle.

Route 924 was closed in the area for almost 5 hours while the scene was investigated.  The roadway reopened around 10:30am.

State Police say they have identified the driver of the vehicle but have not released their name.

Troopers are asking for anyone that may have witnessed the incident or would have surveillance video to contact the Frackville Barracks at (570) 874-5300.