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Report: GOP guv hopeful Gerow was sideswiped in fatal Pa. Turnpike crash, police say

By: - October 1, 2021 8:15 pm

Charlie Gerow (Courtesy of campaign)

New details emerged Friday on the investigation of a fatal motorcycle crash involving Charlie Gerow, a Republican candidate for governor. 

The crash, which occurred on the Pennsylvania Turnpike on July 21 around 10 p.m., left the motorcyclist dead, and has been under investigation by the Pennsylvania State police since, according to a published report. 

In a police report obtained by the Associated Press on Friday, a police investigator concluded that damage sustained to the driver’s side of Gerow’s vehicle was consistent with being sideswiped. 

Gerow, 66, was identified as the one driving the car at the time of incident. Both Gerow and the victim tested negative for drugs and alcohol, the Associated Press reported. 

Gerow has not been charged with anything pertaining to the crash. 

Gerow has previously said that he believed a deer or large piece of debris had hit his car and that he did not see the motorcycle lodged in the front fender of the vehicle, according to the AP.

The AP reported that the State Police’s  investigation into the crash is ongoing.

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Cassie Miller
Cassie Miller

A native Pennsylvanian, Cassie Miller worked for various publications across the Midstate before joining the team at the Pennsylvania Capital-Star. In her previous roles, she has covered everything from local sports to the financial services industry. Miller has an extensive background in magazine writing, editing and design. She is a graduate of Penn State University where she served as the campus newspaper’s photo editor. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in professional journalism at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In addition to her role at the Capital-Star, Miller enjoys working on her independent zines, Dead Air and Infrared. Follow her on Twitter: @Wordsby_CassieM.

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