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Trucker who caught Daniel Clary on camera speaks to 69 News

Suspect accused of shooting Cpl. Seth Kelly

STOCKERTOWN, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police Corporal Seth Kelly, who was shot earlier this week while trying to arrest a man on the side of Route 33 in Northampton County, is recovering after a second surgery Thursday.

Meantime, an unlikely witness to part of the crime told 69 News what he witnessed a short time after it happened. As a truck driver, Robert Supers said he sees a lot of strange things on the road.

"It's pretty much an everyday occurrence for me," Supers said.

But when he saw a car speed by him on the shoulder of Route 33, he said: "At first, I thought it was just somebody just being an idiot on the highway, 'til I noticed the back window was busted out. Then, I knew something happened."

At that point, Supers said he had no idea that the man inside the car would be identified by authorities as 22-year-old Daniel Clary, a man whom police said had just shot and critically wounded Kelly, who was trying to arrest him for failing a field sobriety test.

"Once I got to Route 22, I saw all the state police going by heading eastbound, and I knew something else happened," Supers recalled.

Supers said it was only a matter of minutes after Clary flew past him that he saw police lights whizzing by on the opposite side of the road.

"They probably just missed him going down the highway," he said.

Supers turned on a scanner and then heard a trooper had been shot miles behind him.

"You really don't think that something like this could've happened," he said.

Supers turned his video over to authorities, who interviewed him and told him it's now part of their investigation.

He said he was happy to help, but does wish he'd been driving down Route 33 just a little bit sooner.

"Sometimes, I wish I would've seen him earlier," he said. "Maybe I could've somehow stopped him."

In truck driving school, Supers said he was taught one thing: "You have to watch out for the other drivers. You're constantly looking in your mirrors. You're constantly trying to be aware of what's around you."

That's a message that resonates just a little more now, as he once again, heads out on the road.


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