By Kaylee Lindenmuth
MAHANOY CITY - A Mahanoy City man is in custody on DUI and Aggravated Assault charges after hitting two pedestrians in the borough early Sunday morning.
Police say the accident occurred around 2:15am in the 1100 block of East Mahanoy Avenue, when Francis T. Green, 33, of 334 West Centre Street, struck Ashley Yakimovich, 17, and Rachel Hillman, 19, both of Mahanoy City.
Both pedestrians were flown to area hospitals via Air Medical, Yakimovich with life threatening injuries, and Hillman with less serious injuries,
Witnesses near the scene told police they saw the suspect's sedan driving at a high rate of speed, hitting the two pedestrians.
According to Police, Green attempted to flee the scene via vehicle, but was unable to do so. He then fled on foot.
Police then tracked Green down at his home, where he attempted to flee onto the roof through a second floor window, where, after a brief struggle, Green was taken into custody.
Green was arraigned Sunday morning by on-call Magisterial District Judge Anthony J. Kilker, Shenandoah, on felony charges including aggravated assault by vehicle while driving under the influence.
Green was committed to Schuylkill County Prison unable to post $25,000 straight cash bail.
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