BERWICK, Pennsylvania (AP) — A man upset over an argument with his mother drove through a crowd at a fundraiser for the victims of a recent deadly house fire, Pennsylvania police said at an event. 1 person was killed and 17 injured. He then went home and beat his mother to death.
Police identified the driver as Adrian Oswaldo Sula Reyes, 24, of Nescopec.
In a criminal complaint, police said Sula Reyes had an argument with her mother at her home in Neskopec on Saturday night, and while driving through nearby Berwick, was “extremely irritated” and “has been harassed by her mother, including over money.” I was tired of arguing,” he claims. she made it through.
Police said a crowd of about 75 people, including adults and small children, had gathered at the time in a sealed parking lot outside the bars of Berwick’s Department of Toxicology. A fire at his Nescopeck on August 5 killed seven adults and three children.
Police said Sula Reyes turned around and went back to the bar after walking past the rally.
According to the criminal complaint, “video surveillance collected by the Pennsylvania State Police corroborates statements by Sula Reyes that he intentionally speeded into a crowd.
Geisinger Medical Center has admitted 15 patients after the crash, five in critical condition and three in good condition, a hospital spokesperson said Sunday morning. Seven patients were treated in hospital and discharged.
Trooper Anthony Petroski III told reporters late Saturday that Sula Reyes is not currently a suspect in the fire and the cause is under investigation.
“This is a complete tragedy in a community that already has tragedy,” said Petrosky.
Shortly after the crash was reported, police received a call about a man who “physically assaulted” a woman less than two miles away in Neskopec. When police arrived, local police arrested her Sura Reyes and found the woman dead.
Lucerne County Coroner Francis Hacken said Sunday that Nescopec victim Rosa D. Reyes, 56, the mother of Sula Reyes, suffered multiple injuries after being hit by a car and assaulted with a hammer. It was confirmed that he died in
In a criminal complaint, police told investigators that Sula Reyes saw her mother on the street when she got home, hit her with a car, and hit her several times with a hammer.
Sura Reyes was denied bail and remained in Columbia County Jail until a preliminary hearing on August 29. News outlets reported that he said “I’m sorry” in response to reporters’ questions when he was taken from the Siccigny police station.
The first funerals for the fire victims were held on Friday, with more scheduled for Sunday and Monday.
Barr called the incident “an absolute tragedy” and said on his Facebook page that he wanted to protect his privacy by shutting down until further notice.
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