By Pat Loeb and Matt Rivers
LEVITTOWN, Pa., (CBS) – Bristol Township Police say the owner of the pick-up truck that they believe slammed into a Levittown home, early Friday morning, has turned himself in.
Police say they are still questioning the 20-year-old driver and have not charged him yet. They also have not released his identity.
According to chief Ralph Johnson, the driver lost control of the truck, about 2:30, and crashed into a home on Redbrook Lane where an elderly resident was in hospice care. Jenny Russo, who had turned 93-years-old today, died a few hours later.
Johnson says the truck did not hit her but the stress and commotion proved to be too much for someone so sick.
The victim’s son, Ronald Russo, says,”How can you live with yourself? You caused damage, why don’t you just stop and admit to it?”
“The whole house shook,” Ronald says. “So I quickly got up and looked out the window and I see tail lights go out the road.”
He adds, “She was very fragile.”
A Bristol borough police sergeant spotted the truck this afternoon, and officers matched it to pieces recovered from the accident scene.
Johnson says the driver was nearby and agreed to turn himself in at a nearby gas station.
The Bucks County DA is handling the case. They do expect charges to be filed eventually.
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