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Crash Victim Steals Pickup From Good Samaritan Who Stopped

Sarah Kovash
90.5 WESA
Pennsylvania State Police are searching for a man who stole a pickup truck from a Good Samaritan who stopped to help near Carnegie on I-79.

Pennsylvania State Police are searching for a crash victim who stole the pickup truck of a Good Samaritan who stopped to help him.

Police don't know the crash victim's name, saying only that he smashed into a guide rail on Interstate 79 near the Carnegie exit. When the pickup driver pulled over to help him, police say the crash victim jumped into the man's pickup and drove off, dragging the pickup drive about 100 feet before the man released or fell off the vehicle.

Police say the Good Samaritan is a 54-year-old from Claysville, Washington County. He was taken to Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh where his name and condition haven't been released.

Police say the crash victim drove off the Carnegie exit and that police were still searching for him Monday.

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