Pedestrian Hit in Weekend Crash on Peach St. Dies
The pedestrian who was hit by a vehicle just over a week ago in downtown Erie has died from his injuries, according to Erie County Coroner Lyell Cook.
June Mathis, 30, of Erie, was pronounced dead Monday afternoon at UPMC Hamot. He had been in critical condition and on life support since the crash.
The crash happened outside the King's Rook Club on Peach St. around 2:19 a.m. Aug. 12.
The driver stopped, got out of the vehicle and appeared to be trying to use his phone when he was attacked by two people.
Police charged Travis Williams, 34, with aggravated assault and recklessly endangering another person.
He is accused of punching the driver with a closed fist, knocking him to the ground and continuing to punch him in the face while he was unconscious, causing a brain bleed and facial injuries.
A patrolman spotted Williams outside UPMC Hamot with a fresh injury to his right hand. He matched what they saw on security video.
The driver, who was released from the hospital last Wednesday after receiving treatment for his injuries, could face charges depending upon the outcome of the investigation.