Driver rolls vehicle over on Expressway, flees scene with fishing rod and tackle box to go fishing


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Harrison Township, Pa. – A Northbound driver on the Allegheny Valley Expressway rolls his vehicle over, then takes off with his fishing pole and tackle box telling a Guardian Angel EMS worker he’s going fishing in Vanderbilt.

The incident occurred in the Northbound lane of SR 28 just about a 1/4 mile past the Natrona Heights exit when the driver lost control of the vehicle striking the wire rope guide rails next to the passing lane and came back out onto the highway and rolled the vehicle over on its roof coming to rest next to the slow lane berm.


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EMS crews from Guardian Angel out of West Mifflin told AKVNEWS.COM the driver quickly spoke to them saying, “I don’t have a driver’s license and I’m going fishing in Vanderbilt”. The driver of the Ford Focus fled on foot southbound with a fishing rod and tackle box in hand.

Fire crews arrived on the scene along with the Pennsylvania State Police setting up traffic control to slow traffic through the crash zone. As of 11:45 am, the driver was not located. It is believed he fled towards the southbound lanes and over the hillside. A description of the driver was a male in jeans and a hoodie.

AKVNEWS.COM will continue to update this story as more details are released.