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Couple’s Wedding Day “Crashed” by Hit and Run Driver

SALEM TOWNSHIP — Newlyweds from Wayne County had someone put a dent in their big day.

This weekend someone hit the couple’s car then took off, according to state police.

It was a picture perfect wedding day for the couple from Lake Ariel.

The ceremony, the reception were all full of happy memories.

Then, while the newlyweds celebrated with friends and coworkers they became victims of a hit and run.

The pictures from Lee and Craig Mocerino’s wedding day are memories they’ll keep for a lifetime. The photographer captured their smiles, being surrounded by friends and family, and even a dance they shared following the reception at The Hideout near Hamlin Saturday.

Then, the couple’s joyous day took a thump. While the two celebrated with friends and coworkers inside Trio’s Family Restaurant on Route 590, troopers said someone hit the couple’s car in the parking lot then took off.

“When we got all the way home I realized my car was backed into. My day went into an all-time high of happiness to misery in a matter of seconds,” said Craig Mocerino.

The groom said he bought the Nissan sedan just six months ago and now it needs a few thousand dollars worth of work. His bride said their wedding day was everything they hoped for until it happened.

“I don’t know, horrible. Really? On our wedding night, it had to happen like this? Things happen, I wish they’d just confess,” said Lee Mocerino.

Craig and Lee`s car works just fine, the trunk closes and it drives, but that’s not the point for them. It was a day that was so meaningful for them and somebody ended up dinging up the back of their vehicle and never stopped to let them know.

“I was expecting an excuse, maybe ‘I didn’t mean to do it, it was dark, I misjudged where I was.’ At least some info on my windshield, that’s all I wanted was for someone to do the right thing,” added Craig Mocerino.

In spite of the hit and run, the couple said their wedding day was the happiest day of their life and in their future, many happy years lie ahead.

“Dent free years,” added Lee.

State Police at Honesdale are investigating the hit and run.

Troopers said witnesses saw a white pickup truck hit the couple’s car then take off.

Anyone with information should call state police in Wayne County.

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