Pa. truck driver charged in accident that killed a Baltimore pedestrian

October 28, 1999|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A Pennsylvania truck driver was charged yesterday with failing to notify state police about his involvement in an accident that killed a Baltimore pedestrian in Adams County last month, authorities said.

Ricky Alan Emig, 30, of Gettysburg told police he thought he had run over a garbage bag about 4 a.m. Sept. 29 while traveling in the southbound lane of Old Harrisburg Road in Straban Township, Pennsylvania State Police said yesterday. But it is believed that Emig had driven over Charles Alford Alvarez Jr., 41, who was dressed in dark clothing and lying on the road, police said.

No other information about the victim was available yesterday.

Police said the fatal injuries were consistent with someone being struck while lying on a road, and witnesses told police they had seen Alvarez lying on the road at other locations.

Emig was charged when he did not step forward immediately when he learned a pedestrian had been struck, police said.

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