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Hit-and-run mishap probed on Rt. 61

Published December 26. 2012 05:02PM

State police at the Frackville barracks are investigating a hit-and-run accident that happened at 8:40 p.m. Dec. 21 on Rt. 61 in Blythe Township.

Police said John A. Carestia Jr., 42, of Schuylkill Haven, was driving a 2005 Ford Explorer north on the highway when an unknown vehicle, also traveling north, entered the left lane of traffic and struck the Explorer in the passenger's side. After the impact, the unknown vehicle fled the scene.

Carestia was uninjured as his vehicle came to rest a short distance after the initial impact.

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