Two Men Hit, Killed While Changing Tire on Route 220

WOODWARD TOWNSHIP -- Two men are dead after they were hit by a vehicle on Route 220 in Lycoming County on Monday.

It happened around 4:30 p.m. Monday near the intersection with Quenshukeny Road in Woodward Township, just west of Williamsport.

Police said the men had pulled off the side of the road to change a tire. That's when another vehicle hit them. There were three people in that vehicle. They suffered minor injuries.

The coroner identified the victims as Syed Hamid Ali Shaw, 25, and Fazal Malik, 58, both from Williamsport. A third man, Yousaf Basir, was also hit but survived.

Police are still investigating the crash.

Then around 8 p.m., a second crash blocked Route 220 southbound at the intersection of Route 287 in Piatt Township, about five miles away from the first crash. There's no word of any injuries in that crash.

Route 220 was back open in both directions by 10:30 p.m.

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5 comments

  • JessicaInWilliamsport

    From what I understand, the people changing the tire were not pulled all the way off the road and had an anti-freeze container sitting in the middle of the right lane. They were not off the road completely and on a hill where they weren’t visible until you were right on them. If there were cars in both lanes, how could it be the driver’s fault?

  • Hope Moffitt

    Senseless deaths due to some moron not driving properly. Hope he goes to jail for the rest of his or her life cuzz they ended 2 lives and ruined many other’s.

    • duh

      Let’s sue the manufacturers of both vehicles, the tire manufacturer, and PennDOT while we’re at it, because according to you the victims weren’t at fault at all. Even though they weren’t off the road properly. You sound like you’d make a good judge – in China or Syria.

    • John Doe

      I witnessed this accident happening. I was behind the car that hit them. The driver that hit them was not doing anything wrong, certainly not a “moron” as you say. As a matter of fact he is a veteran, he had his 2 daughters in the vehicle with him, if this was avoidable, he would have avoided it. He has to live with knowing what happened regardless of who’s fault it was. It is a terrible situation.
      Unfortunately due to the choice of where to change this tire. I believe it was inevitable it was just a matter of time until an accident occurred. Further more a few hundred feet up the road was a large pull off area where they would have been off the road. We all need to think somtimes what we are doing is a smart decision, very busy roadway at that time. Fast moving vehicles(55mph spped limit) tires of car were in the driving lane about 1 ft plus driver door was open. Very unfortunate nevertheless. Sorry for the losses. Hopfully we can take a lesson away from this to think before we act. P.S. for future please know facts before making such harsh comments. Thank you.

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