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Lawrence County man arrested in connection with fatal hit-and-run

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WILMINGTON TWP., Pa. -

State Police in Lawrence County have identified the driver of a pickup truck who they say ran away after a fiery crash that claimed the life of a motorcyclist in Wilmington Township.

According to Pennsylvania State Police, 39-year-old Abram Weidenhamer was taken into custody on Wednesday afternoon.

Police say Weidenhamer was the driver of the pick-up truck that was involved in the accident.

Weidnenhamer is now charged with one count of Accident Involving Death or Personal Injury, one count of Aggravated Assault by Vehicle, one count of Involuntary Manslaughter, one count of Accidents Involving Damage to Attended Vehicle or Property and other summary violations. 

Investigators tell 21 News that a Toyota Tundra, which police say was driven by Weidenhamer, ran into the oncoming motorcycle as the truck was turning from Route 18 only Johnston Road just before 10 pm Tuesday.

Troopers say the motorcycle became stuck under the truck and was pushed down the road before bursting into flames.

Authorities have identified the motorcyclist as 49-year-old William Baer of New Wilmington.

Weidenhamer left the accident scene on foot and had not been located until Wednesday.

The Pennsylvania State Police Forensic Services Unit and Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Specialist Unit were called out to reconstruct the circumstances surrounding the crash.

Weidenhamer is now in the Lawrence County Jail and has been given a $10,000 bond.

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