The Herald, Sharon, PA Published Sunday, Feb. 13, 2000


Police: Man and pair of troopers hurt

A Grove City man was in serious condition Saturday at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, after he ran his pickup truck off the road at 11:20 p.m. Friday in Jackson Township while fleeing from troopers, state police said.

The truck driven by Anthony P. Moffo, 40, of 654 N. Liberty St., Grove City, was seen driving in a yard on North Foster Road by Troopers Mark Gladysz, 30, and Richard Houk, 31, after Moffo’s vehicle was involved in a hit-and-run crash on U.S. Route 62, police said.

After police confronted Moffo, he drove south to Millbrook Road and east to Pizor Road at over 70 miles per hour, police said.

While driving on Pizor Road, Moffo’s truck left the road on a bend, struck a large ditch and continued 42 feet to the other side of the ditch before coming to a rest, police said. At the same time, the southbound police cruiser also went off the road and into the ditch, police said. Gladysz, 30, and Houk, 31, suffered minor injuries, police said.

Moffo and his passenger, Michael J. Klingensmith, 22, of Franklin Road in Jackson Center, were taken by ambulance to United Community Hospital, Pine Township, where Klingensmith was treated. Moffo was later flown to Allegheny General, she said.

Charges have not been filed pending further investigation, police said.

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