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.
The motorcycle became lodged onto the hood and undercarriage of Gerow's car, and Gerow continued driving for about 5 miles before being pulled over by a state trooper, the report said.
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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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