WEST MAHONING TP. – An Indiana County man is in jail for Homicide by Vehicle while DUI and related charges after his vehicle struck and killed a man on a lawn mower in West Mahoning Township on Friday evening.
Punxsutawney’s State Police reports that the hit-and run accident occurred at 5:34 p.m. Friday, August 27, at a residence located on Barnard Road, north-east of Marsh Road in West Mahoning Township.
Police report that a Chevrolet Equinox 2011 was driving northbound on Barnard Road and left the roadway’s eastern side.
Police said that tire marks indicated that the vehicle traveled back on the roadway and exited the road on the west side. It then struck a small embankment. The vehicle continued to travel north along the roadway’s western side and hit a lawnmower operated by a 52 year-old. Douglas S. Dalessio, of Smicksburg.
According to police the Equinox continued northward, striking bushes before coming to a resting point facing northeast on Barnard Road. The mower was located near Equinox, facing southwest.
LifeFlight transported Dalessio from Naples to Allegheny Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
Police said that an investigation had revealed that the 32 year old was not a felon. Joshua John BrinkSmicksburg’s Claude, was identified as the operator of the Equinox.
Brink was taken into custody. Brink was taken into custody.
He was taken to the Indiana County Jail.
For the first time, bail was set at $100,000.00
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