One person is killed and 17 others are hurt when a car drives into a crowd at a fundraiser in Pennsylvania. The driver is suspected of killing someone after the crash.
Ten people died in a house fire in Nescopeck earlier this month. The fundraiser was held to help the families of those who died.
Authorities in Pennsylvania say a man drove through a crowd of people at a fundraiser on Saturday, killing one and injuring 17. He then killed a woman in a nearby borough.
State police said that the suspect, whose name was being kept secret, was in custody. No one from the government has said what charges he is facing.
At around 6:15 p.m. on Saturday, a car drove through a "community event" in Berwick, according to State Trooper Anthony Petroski.
Petroski said that after the crash, the suspect is accused of killing a woman in Nescopeck, where he was arrested by local police.
Police are looking into whether or not the suspect drove into the crowd on purpose. They haven't said if there is a link between the suspect and the woman who died in Nescopeck.
Wilkes-NBC Barre's station WBRE said that people had come to a benefit in Berwick to raise money for the families of the three children and seven adults who died in an early-morning house fire in Nescopeck on August 5.
The names of the two people who died have not been made public by the authorities. The crash in Berwick killed a 50-year-old woman from Wilkes-Barre,
according to Columbia County Coroner Jeremy Reese. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.
Petroski said that the 17 people who were hurt were taken to four hospitals in the area. On Saturday night, law enforcement did not know right away how they were doing.
Natalie Buyny, a spokeswoman for Geisinger, said that 15 patients from the Berwick incident were being treated at three of Geisinger's locations.