COLUMBIA COUNTY, OA. (THECOUNT) — Adrian Oswaldo Sura Reyes, of Nescopeck, has been identified as the 24-year-old suspect who drove through a crowd at a fundraiser then returned home and beat his mother to death.
People had gathered to raise money for victims of a recent deadly house fire when Reyes drove a vehicle into the Berwick crowd. As a result of the collision, one person was killed 17 others injured, five critically.
Pennsylvania state police Reyes was upset over an argument with his mother.
Reyes was arraigned early Sunday on two counts of criminal homicide.
Police allege in a criminal complaint that Sura Reyes said he argued with his mother at their Nescopeck home Saturday evening and while driving through nearby Berwick was “extremely frustrated” and was “tired of fighting with his mother, including about money, and wanted to be done with it.”
At the time, police said, a crowd of about 75 people, including adults and small children, had gathered in a blocked-off parking lot in Berwick outside the Intoxicology Department bar, which was holding an all-day fundraising event to benefit victims of the Aug. 5 blaze in Nescopeck that killed seven adults and three children.
Geisinger Medical Center said it received 15 patients after the crash, and five remained in critical condition while three were listed in fair condition, a hospital spokesperson said Sunday morning. Seven patients had been treated at hospitals and released.
geo quick facts: Berwick is a borough in Columbia County, Pennsylvania, United States, 28 miles southwest of Wilkes-Barre. As of the 2020 census, Berwick had a population of 10,355 – Wikipedia.