Truck Driver Charged For Hit And Run Crash That Killed Another Trucker On I-81

A trucker has been arrested and charged in connection with a fatal hit and run crash that claimed the life of another trucker on I-81 in Pennsylvania this morning.

The incident happened in the northbound lanes of I-81 near Exit 57.

Police say that 24 year old New York-based truck driver Zivko Laic stopped his truck along I-81. He had reportedly exited the truck and was standing close to the driver’s door when his rig was sideswiped by a semi driven by 56 year old Alan Kegal of Texas.

Police say that Kegal did not stop.

Laic died as a result of of the crash.

Authorities were able to locate Kegal at a Pilot Flying J truck stop in Dauphin County. His truck had front-end damage consistent with the hit and run crash.

Kegal was arrested and now faces serious charges, including reckless driving, driving outside of his lane, causing a crash that resulted in a death, and leaving the scene of a crash.

The crash shut down part of I-81 for about three hours, causing a traffic back up that was five miles long.

It isn’t clear why Laic stopped his truck.

The incident is still under investigation.

Sources:
PennLive
ABC 27