Pedestrian Hit and Killed this morning near Montoursville
The Lycoming County Coroner's Office and PA State Police were called to investigate the fatal pedestrian crash that occurred at the intersection of Fairfield Rd. and Lycoming Mall Drive. According to State Police in Montoursville, the accident occurred at approximately 6:35 a.m. February 16, 2017.
The deceased is 29 year old Cheney Ray Orwig from Williamsport who had gotten off the River Valley Transport Bus and was walking north across Lycoming Mall Drive when he was struck by a pickup traveling west on Lycoming Mall Drive. The deceased was thrown to the ground on the north berm of Lycoming Mall Drive where he was treated by EMS Personnel from Montoursville and Susquehanna Regional EMS. According to police, Gary Wayne North, 69, of Muncy, was the driver of the green/grey Dodge Ram 2500 pickup truck and he did not stop after the accident, as he continued to travel west on Lycoming Mall Drive. A short time later, North turned himself in to State Police in Montoursville and was subsequently taken into custody. North was interviewed by police and released pending further investigation.
Mr. Orwig was transported to the Emergency Room at UPMC Susquehanna where he was pronounced dead at 07:23 AM. The investigation is continuing by the PA State Police and the Lycoming County Coroner's Office.