Three Uniondale Residents Charged in Fatal Hit-and-Run in Susquehanna County
Three people are facing charges in connection with a bizarre hit-and-run incident that left a teenager dead in Susquehanna County over the weekend.
Pennsylvania State Police say 20-year-old Brooke Peterson, 47-year-old Gloria Davis and 22-year-old Joseph Thomas, all of Uniondale, are being charged with involuntary manslaughter.
According to the police report, 17-year-old Jeremy Clark of Vandling was lying in the northbound lane of State Route 171 in Clifford Township at around 3:14 a.m. Saturday, October 23 when he was hit by the vehicle driven by Peterson.
Authorities say the 20-year-old fled the scene but returned later with Davis and Thomas where the three remained until Emergency Medical Services crews arrived. The trio then took off again, allegedly making a pact to not tell anyone about the incident.
State Police say authorities made arrangements for Peterson, Davis and Thomas to turn themselves in to Judge Suzanne Brainard’s office in Clifford.
In addition to Involuntary Manslaughter, charges in the case also include: Accident Involving Death or Person Injury, Obstruction, Tampering and Conspiracy.
Investigators have not indicated if they have any information as to why Clark was lying across the road or if there was relationship between the Lackawanna County teen and the other three.