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Southbound Route 28 in Harmar reopens Wednesday night after 3-car, hit-and-run accident

August 6, 2018

This photo taken from near the Route 28 expressway in Harmar shows the highway shut down northbound on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. The road was shut down following a three-car wreck that police say included a hit-and-run driver.

Route 28 southbound in Harmar was closed to traffic for an hour Wednesday night because of a hit-and-run crash involving three vehicles.

The incident occurred at about 7:40 p.m. Wednesday and one lane reopened at 8:38 p.m., with the other lane following shortly after.

State police were looking for the driver of a dark blue Subaru WRX sedan with left rear damage and gold rims that was involved in the wreck but left the scene.

State police said it was last seen fleeing southbound on Route 28.

Police said the Subaru made a lane change and cut off and then struck the side of a Pontiac Vibe.

The Vibe went airborne and skidded into the guardrail before it was struck head-on by a Chevrolet Silverado pickup.

The Vibe and Silverado received disabling damage, police said.

The 22-year-old Vibe driver was taken to UPMC St. Margaret hospital in Pittsburgh.

Police were still looking for the Subaru driver late Wednesday.

Anyone with information is asked to call state police at Kittanning at 724-543-2011.

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