Accident on interstate ramp leads to charges

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

John D. Bowers, Jr., 34, 11540 Burkett Lane, was handed a number of charges by Pennsylvania State Police after he left a two-vehicle crash at 7 p.m. Jan. 3. He struck the rear of a Chevrolet Cruze on the exit 5 southbound ramp. Both drivers exited their vehicles, then Bowers got back into his Ford Escape and fled west. The witness said fluid was leaking from the white SUV. The abandoned vehicle was found at 8 p.m. at 7373 Kuhn Road, with leaking fluid, and it was towed. An officer spoke to Bowers by phone at 3 p.m. Jan. 4 and he said he wanted to consult a lawyer.

Bowers was charged with accident involving damage to attended vehicle or property, duty to give information and render aid, immediate notice of accident to police department, and various traffic violations.