Troopers: Woman Hit Pedestrian, Pole Before Abandoning Car

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JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP -- State police in Lackawanna County are searching for the woman they say hit a pedestrian and a pole before ditching the car.

Authorities believe Katie Labus, 25, of Huntingdon, Pennsylvania hit a pole near a gas pump as well as a pedestrian at the Liberty Truck Stop near the Mount Cobb exit off Interstate 84 shortly after midnight Sunday.

Before the crash, troopers say Labus was seen cutting her hair off in the middle of the store.

Labus drove off toward the interstate. Her car was found abandoned on Line Road with the engine still running.

Anyone who sees Labus is asked to call state police in Dunmore at 570-963-3156.

There is no word on the condition of the person who was hit.



    This is what you get when you get high on the illegals high-potency marihuana. If this poor girl had gotten her vices from a regular white guy selling her alcohol and cigarettes the probably would have blacked out before she could take the wheel. Another prime example of how President Trump needs to build the wall 90 feet high and push all the illegal dope pushers off the top of it.

  • Peculiarities

    I still can’t figure out why so many people just ditch their cars after this type of thing. Your identification is all over the car!

    • FedUp

      Well obviously she wasn’t in the right state of mind if she was seen cutting her hair off in the middle of the store.

  • mfghghffg

    Cutting her hair? I guess she anticipated hitting someone then fleeing, so the images of her shown to the public wouldn’t look like her! But in all seriousness, if you’re going to cut your hair, why do it in a gas station? Why not do it on the sidewalk in front of the gas station, perhaps?

  • burtfan16

    Cashiers aren’t paid well enough to get that deeply involved. I don’t blame her. She’d have to speak to the cops, maybe end up going to court etc…..

  • Jo shm

    Maybe you should have called the police if that action wasn’t already being taken. You can’t blame the entire thing on the cashier if you “saw the whole thing” and didn’t try to help either.

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