YEADON, Pa. (FOX 29) - Police say they are looking for the driver behind a hit-and-run crash that killed a 62-year-old husband and father.
Police say it started when one of their officers made eye contact with the drivers behind who white vehicles stopped at Bailey Road and Church Lane, just before 3:00 p.m on Wednesday afternoon. That officer reported that the two men accelerated at a high rate of speed when the light changed.
According to police, the first vehicle made it through the intersection at Darnell Road, but the second vehicle did not.
After laying down 67.3 feet of skid marks, police say the second vehicle, driven by Terry Lanier, 27, struck a car driven by Henry Tomah, 62, who was on his way to work.
"I heard this bad sound, I didn’t know it was my husband because he had just left for work," says Danlette Tomah.
Henry, a retired Liberian police officer and security officer at the King of Prussia Mall for more than 20 years, according to his family, died at the hospital.
The driver of the first vehicle that made it through the intersection came back to pick up Lanier and they fled the scene, according to police.
Through an extensive investigation, police say they located the second vehicle, but have not yet identified the driver. They believe he goes by the name "Jay."
Lanier is now wanted by Yeadon police for homicide by vehicle aggravated assault by vehicle, accidents involving personal injury or death and related offenses.
"It's a complete reckless disregard of human life," says Chief Anthony Paparo.