The car plowed into a crowd of people who were gathered in Columbia County’s Berwick Borough for an all-day community event to raise money for victims of a deadly house fire
, according to a news release from Pennsylvania State Police
State troopers and Berwick Police arrived at the scene to find multiple victims, including one person who had died, the police release stated.
A short time later, Pennsylvania State Police say they received a call about a male suspect who was physically assaulting a woman in the Nescopeck Borough of Luzerne County. State troopers arrived to find the woman dead and the suspect was detained by officers from a municipal police department, volgens die vrylating. Authorities determined that the suspect found with the woman is also a suspect in the Berwick crash.
Many of the injured were transported to local hospitals following the crash. The Geisinger Medical Center reported treating 15 patients from the Berwick incident, including at least four people who were in critical condition, spokesperson Natalie Buyny told CNN in a statement.
Authorities have not publicly identified those who died, but identified the suspect in a news release Sunday morning as 24-year-old Adrian Oswaldo Sura Reyes of Nescopeck. The suspect was arraigned early Sunday on two counts of criminal homicide, die vrylating gesê. He was denied bail and is being held in the Columbia County Correctional Facility.
The motive for both incidents remains unclear, polisie gesê, and no further details were available.