Vehicle Impounded Sunday Not Connected to Hit-and-Run Crash that Killed Motorcyclist
The vehicle Erie Police impounded Sunday as part of their investigation into a hit-and-run Friday that claimed the life of a motorcyclist was not connected to the fatal crash, police said Wednesday.
The crash happened on the Bayfront Parkway at W. 8 St. Friday morning.
The victim - Darcy Phillips, 58 - passed away at UPMC Hamot at 9:54 a.m. Sunday, according to the coroner. Her death was ruled as accidental from blunt force trauma to the head.
Police released surveillance photos of an older model, maroon Toyota RAV 4 with gray trim and a gray spare tire cover that was being sought in connection to the crash. Investigators said it has damage on the rear passenger side and was last seen heading east on W. 8th St.
Investigators received a tip about a vehicle matching the description Sunday. They processed the vehicle but later determined it was not connected to the fatal crash.
Police are asking anyone who witnessed the crash or who sees the suspect vehicle to contact investigators at 814-870-1120.