Latrobe hit-and-run suspect identified, police searching for him

LATROBE, Pa. — Investigators are pleading with the man wanted in a hit-and-run crash to turn himself in because they said running is only going to make it worse.

State police are actively trying to track down Bobby Bryer.

He is wanted in connection to the hit-and-run accident that happened outside of the Union Mission in Latrobe on Saturday and left a woman seriously hurt.

”There’s a poor woman that almost lost her life in a vehicle crash that was unnecessary to happen, or at least we could’ve identified there was a crash that took place because people make mistakes,” Trooper Steve Limani said. Mary Bathurst remains in the hospital, her family told us she has a long road to recovery.

She works at Union Mission and was taking out the trash Saturday when she was hit and thrown 40 feet into a fence.

Witnesses say the driver initially stopped, but then took off from the scene.

Investigators said a woman tipped them off that Bryer drives a red Dodge Ram pickup, seen on surveillance video.

The license plate is: ZNR 3449.

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He allegedly was telling witnesses he hit something Saturday after a night of drinking, but didn’t say it was a person.

”There was some damage to the vehicle and during the course of the investigation it was relayed to other individuals that he may have struck a garbage can or something else along the side of the road,” Limani said.

Police said his wife finally told troopers, Bryer allegedly admitted to hitting a person.

Police believe Bryer is still driving the same red Dodge Ram pickup truck, but he may be he hard to track down because he doesn’t have roots here, locally.

”He knows we’re looking for him. There’s no doubt about that. There’s no doubt in our minds that he knows, it’s just a matter of what point in time do you realize it’s in best interest to turn myself in,” Limani said.

If you know where Bryer could be, call state police at the Kiski barracks.