Wrong-way driver in Route 70 crash turns self in; Victim ID'd

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SOUTH HUNTINGDON, Pa. - Investigators said a Perryopolis man who drove the wrong way on Route 70 Monday, resulting in a deadly pedestrian accident, turned himself in.

Trooper Stefani Plume said Michael P. Brazzon, 40, admitted to driving a Jeep west in the eastbound lanes near the Smithton interchange in South Huntingdon. The Jeep collided with a minivan at about 2:10 a.m., according to police.

After the crash, police said, a passenger of the Jeep got out and was struck by a tractor-trailer. Officials identified the victim as 22-year-old Siva Maria Stewart.

Stewart, of Connellsville, is described by friends as,” a very nice girl.”

Plume said Brazzon fled. Charges against him are pending, according to police

The driver of the tractor-trailer did not stop after striking Stewart, police said, and authorities continue to search for him or her.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Fayette County Crime Stoppers at 1-888-404-TIPS.