NJ Fugitive Arrested on I-78 in Lower Saucon, Police Say
Pennsylvania State Police at Belfast say Maurice Williams, 26, of East Orange, was arrested on an outstanding warrant following an accident on I-78.
A man wanted by New Jersey authorities on a warrant was arrested following an accident on I-78 West in Lower Saucon Township, Pennsylvania State Police at Belfast said in a news release.
Police said Maurice Williams, 26, of East Orange, was a passenger in a pickup truck involved in the crash.
According to police, the accident occurred at 8:52 a.m. on Wednesday at mile marker 65.6, when Daniel Venuto, 23, of East Stroudsburg, was following too closely and rear-ended a 1998 Chevy K2500 pickup truck driven by Pia Reynolds, 25, of East Orange, N.J.
Venuto, who was driving a 2007 Infiniti G35, according to police, "veered off into the left hand lane" where his car temporarily blocked traffic following the collision.
Police said Williams, who was a passenger in Reynolds' truck, was found to be wanted on a warrant while the crash was under investigation.
Williams was arraigned at Northampton County Prison and is being held pending extradition, police said.