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Authorities: Wisconsin woman working in Pennsylvania killed by drunken hit-and-run driver

Posted at 11:03 AM, Aug 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-22 15:04:05-04

HARBORCREEK, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a man was driving drunk when he struck and killed a Wisconsin woman who was working at a construction site in western Pennsylvania.

Jacqueline Ohly was helping to install cable guide rails along Interstate 90 in Harborcreek when she was struck around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday. The 26-year-old Stevens Point resident was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.

An autopsy determined that she died from multiple blunt-force trauma.

Authorities say the driver, 19-year-old Erie resident Eric West, fled the scene but was captured about 30 minutes later in Cory.

West faces several charges, including involuntary manslaughter and homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence. He was being held without bond, and It wasn't known Wednesday if he's retained an attorney.