BELLE VERNON, Pa. - Police and the victim’s family are pleading for the driver of a tractor-trailer who left the scene of a fatal accident last month in Rostraver to come forward.
Authorities said a white box-sized trailer sideswiped Gregory Povrzanich’s car at mile marker 46.5 on Interstate 70. The accident was reported just after 6 p.m. June 24.
The rig's trailer, which did not stop when the accident occurred, may have red paint that was transferred onto it, state police said.
A passenger in Povrzanich's vehicle, 48-year-old Connie Livingstone, died of head injuries sustained in the crash the next day at Allegheny General Hospital.
Police said that after Povrzanich's car was hit, it went off the south berm and slammed into a tree with its right side. The driver and the victim's brother, Brook Livingstone, were transported to Pittsburgh hospitals for medical treatment, police said.
Connie and Brook Livingstones’ family members and friends have placed posters all over the area and at local truck stops in an effort to get the word out to as many people as possible.
“How can you hit somebody and leave, and leave a family distraught like this? This is inhumane. I’m looking for him,” Brook’s son, Mike Livingstone, told Channel 11’s Cara Sapida Friday.
Brook Livingstone remains hospitalized with a shattered pelvis and nearly every bone in the lower half of his body broken.
“He’s pretty much the bionic man with all the surgeries,” Mike Livingstone said.
Mike Livingstone said his aunt was well-known and very well-liked in Arnold.
“She was handicapped and couldn’t talk. She’s loved by the whole town. They’re all in distress about this,” Mike Livingstone said.
Anyone who witnessed the accident is asked to call state police at Belle Vernon at 724-929-6262.
Channel 11’s news exchange partners at TribLIVE contributed to this report.