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Police: Woman hit, injured pedestrian moments before being involved in deadly wreck

Deadly wreck

MAHANOY TWP., Pa. - A 37-year-old Shenandoah woman struck a pedestrian in a hit-and-run moments before being involved in a fatal wreck that claimed the life of a 62-year-old man in Schuylkill County, according to state police.

The two incidents happened around 12:30 a.m Saturday. on Route 54 in Mahaony Township.

Police said a vehicle driven by 37-year-old Shirl Mumie of Shenandoah ran into a 41-year-old male pedestrian, causing minor injuries.

Mumie then continued up the road for a short distance until losing control of her vehicle, crossing the center-line and colliding head-on with a vehicle driven by 62-year-old James Hossler of Shenandoah.

Hossler was killed in the wreck.

Mumie was transported to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

So far, police are not saying if charges will be filed.

Stay with 69 News and WFMZ.com for updates on this developing story as they become available.

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