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A man accused of ramming a car through an event in eastern Pennyslvania that killed one, injured 17 also allegedly beat a woman to death.
One person was killed and another 17 people injured when a vehicle struck a crowd gathered at a Pennsylvania bar for a fundraiser for victims of a house fire that killed 10 earlier this month, authorities said. The suspect then killed a woman in a separate incident, police said.
“On Saturday, August 13, 2022, at approximately 6:15 p.m. Pennsylvania State Police Bloomsburg received a call to assist Berwick Police Department with a vehicle that drove through a crowd at a community event on West 2nd Street, Berwick Borough, Columbia County,” a statement said.
After the suspect drove his car into the crowd of the benefit for fire victims, he drove to Nescopeck. Police found a woman dead there. The suspect was taken into custody. https://t.co/xmU9xut1qB
— Elizabeth Worthington (@ElizWorth16) August 14, 2022
Twelve of the victims were taken to Geisinger Danville hospital, three were transported to Geisinger Wyoming Valley, one was transported to Berwick Hospital and one was transported to Geisinger Bloomsburg, all in Pennsylvania, according to the statement.
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Troop N grieves with the Family members of all the Victims along with the entire Community during this difficult time. We will do a thorough Investigation and bring Justice to all involved!
— Trooper Petroski (@PSPTroopNPIO) August 14, 2022
The suspect took off, but was taken into custody after authorities received a call about an assault in nearby Nescopeck. Responding troopers found a woman dead.
The circumstances of Saturday evening’s crash were not immediately clear, including whether there was any connection to the fire or the fundraising effort.
It wasn’t immediately clear whether Sura Reyes had a lawyer to comment on his behalf. He was denied bail and is jailed in the Columbia County Correctional Facility. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 29 in Berwick, WNEP reports.
The identities of the deceased weren’t immediately released.