Pennsylvania State Police continue to investigate I-81 hit and run that left town of Clay man dead

GREENFIELD TOWNSHIP, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police are asking for your help after a hit-and-run crash left a Central New York man dead last October (see our original story in the video player above).

Police say around 12:15 p.m. on October 18, 2016, three men were standing along the western shoulder of I-81 South in Greenfield Township, Lackawanna County.

They say the men were changing a flat tire when an unidentified commercial vehicle drifted out of the right lane, onto the shoulder, and struck two of the men.

One of the men struck, John Fiore, of Clay, died.

Police have been searching for the driver responsible since the accident, but have sent out a request for the public's help.

They say the victim's vehicle was towing a small green utility trailer that was also struck by the commercial vehicle, and that the trailer had distinguishable bright red paint transfer on it from the suspect vehicle.

They say the area of impact to the trailer was low to the ground, eliminating the common van and flat-bed type trailers.

Police say witnesses reported seeing a red colored car-carrier passing the victims at the time of the crash, and that the location of the damage found on the victim's trailer would be consistent with this type of commercial vehicle.

Investigators believe the car-carrier, or similar vehicle, was traveling from or through the Binghamton area to an unknown location south of Greenfield Township.

Police are still trying to locate the operator and vehicle, and are asking any witnesses or anyone with information to please contact them at (570) 963-4312.


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