Monday, August 15, 2022

Suspect in Berwick Fatal Hit and Run in Custody; 5 Still in Critical Condition

The suspect of a hit and run in Berwick on Saturday is in custody with 5 victims still in critical condition.

According to State Police Public Information Officer Trooper Anthony Petroski, on Saturday, August 13th, 2022, a community benefit fundraising event was being held at the Intoxicated Department, a restaurant, on West 2nd Street in Berwick for the victims of the Nescopeck fire.

Just after 6:0pm, Andrian Oswaldo Sura Reyes, of Nescopeck, intentionally drove his vehicle into the crowd at the event.

After driving through the crowd, he fled the scene.  During the hit and run, Reyes killed Rebecca Reese, 50, of Wilkes Barre and injured 17 others.  As of Monday, 5 remain at Geisinger in Danville in critical condition, 2 in fair condition, with 5 others being treated and released.    The 4 others were transported to other area hospitals, treated and released.

After Reyes fled the scene, he drove to his home in Nescopeck where his mother, Rosa D. Reyes, 56,  was waiting outside.  Reyes intentionally struck his mother with his vehicle, exited the vehicle and struck her in the head multiple times with a blunt object, killing her.

Reports stated that Reyes and his mother were fighting over money before Saturday's events occurred.

When municipal police arrived, Reyes was taken into custody without further incident.  He was later transferred to State Police custody where he was charged with 2 counts of criminal homicide with additional charges expected once the investigation is complete.

Reyes remains locked up in the Columbia County Correctional Facility after being denied bail.

State Police also noted that there are no indications that Reyes is related to the recent fatal fire in Nescopeck that occurred on August 5th, 2022.