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Bucks County Man Faces Murder Charges After Hit-and-Run

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A Bucks County man is facing serious charges after he allegedly fled the scene of one accident, only to hit another vehicle head on, killing its driver.

According to an article by The Inquirer Daily News, Joseph Anthony Mancinelli Jr., 24, of the 2800 block of Bristol Road in Warrington, fled the scene of an accident in Doylestown and then slammed head-on into another car, causing the death of 68-year-old Patricia MacAllister of Doylestown.

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Mancinelli was charged on Friday with third-degree murder, homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence, and other related offenses in connection to the crime.

“About 4:15 p.m. Thursday, Mancinelli was driving a Chrysler Cirrus sedan south on West State Street in Doylestown when he struck the rear of a silver Toyota Corolla that was stopped at a red light, according to the criminal complaint,” the article reads.

Following that crash, Mancinelli allegedly fled the scene. Just a short time later, he was on Sandy Ridge Road near Cavallo Way when he attempted to pass an SUV that was heading south on Sandy Ridge.

“… Illegally crossing the double yellow lines as he did so, the complaint says. That’s when he slammed head-on into MacAllister’s Hyundai XG350 sedan.”

The driver from the first crash reportedly followed Mancinelli and watched him get out of his car.

“As he did so, ‘he stumbled around the road and grass area until he laid down on the grass,’ the complaint says.”

Due to the impact of the second crash, MacAllister was reportedly unconscious. She was taken by ambulance to Doylestown Hospital where she was pronounced dead, the article explains.

“Responding officers detected an odor of alcohol from Mancinelli as he spoke, found that he was unsteady on his feet and had slurred speech, the complaint says.”

Mancinelli was also injured as a result of the crash and was transported to Doylestown Hospital, where he remained last Friday. There’s no information in the article in regards to the extent of his injuries.



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