- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 8, 2016

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) - Authorities are looking for the driver of a pickup truck that struck a bus shelter in downtown Amherst and killed a 55-year-old man.

The victim of the crash at about 9:30 p.m. Sunday was identified Tuesday as William Wanczyk, of Northampton. He was taken to the hospital where he died. An autopsy is scheduled.

A spokeswoman for the Northwestern district attorney says a green truck without its headlights on was seen speeding down North Pleasant Street before it started to fishtail, drove onto the sidewalk, and struck the bus shelter.

The heavily damaged truck was found abandoned nearby, but the driver was nowhere to be found. The operator had not been found as of Tuesday afternoon.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide