Family, investigators pleading with driver involved in hit-and-run to turn themselves in

LATROBE, Pa. — The family of a Latrobe woman and state police are pleading with the driver of a hit-and-run to turn themselves in.

Mary Bathurst is in critical condition after she was hit by a pickup truck over the weekend while she was taking out the trash at The Union Mission in Latrobe.

The impact was so strong, it launched Mary 40 feet and threw her into a wooden fence.

“It appears the driver stopped briefly at the scene, talked to someone and got in his vehicle and took off,” Trooper Steve Limani said.

“It really is sad and quite tragic that we would be in such a community where somebody wouldn’t stop and take the time to address his accident,” Dan Carney said.

Carney is the executive director of The Union Mission in Latrobe, where the accident happened.

Two residents were with her at the time and jumped into action and called 911.

Mary was flown to a Pittsburgh hospital.

But the driver is still wanted by police.

“He did not provide any of his information, at all, which is a requirement by law. There’s no reason for you to not to stay; you’re talking about just hitting a human being,” Limani said.

“We understand accidents happen, but we just want the person to come forward so we can move forward from this,” Carney said.

Police believe it could be an older Dodge Ram pickup with a chrome bumper, now with damage to the right front passenger side.

Mary has been working at The Union Mission for about a year.

She has a tough recovery ahead, but her work family is standing behind her to help her heal, however they can.

“She really is this person that brings a lot of great personality to the work we’re doing, [she] really is engaging with the guys and focuses on bringing that positivity into everything we do here. She really is greatly missed,” Carney said.

State Police said they do have some leads they’re working, but if you have any information, you’re asked to call state police in Greensburg.