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Road Rage Possibly A Factor In Westmoreland Co. Hit-And-Run

(Credit: KDKA)

(Credit: KDKA)

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SOUTH HUNTINGDON (KDKA) — Police are investigating a hit-and-run in Westmoreland County.

It happened along Motordome Road in South Huntingdon around 2 a.m. Monday.

Police say 23-year-old Cori Amanato was stopped in the northbound lane when a Monte Carlo pulled up beside her, effectively blocking the road.

Amanato was outside of her car when she and the cars were hit.

“Another vehicle traveling in the opposite direction came around the bend and struck head-on these parked vehicles,” State Trooper Steve Limani said.

The car headed southbound, swerved after the impact and went about six feet down an embankment.

The Monte Carlo fled and Amanato was flown to a Pittsburgh hospital for treatment.

Police say this was likely the result of road rage.

“You’re hard pressed to find reason a reason outside of the fact these two must have been involved in some type of road rage situation for them to be parked outside of a roadway, not knowing each other, engaged in conversation,” Limani said.

Police now need your help to identify driver of Monte Carlo that fled scene. Because of the crash, it is likely to have front-end damage.

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