Investigators say 35-year-old Joseph Herron was under the influence when he ran a red light in his Nissan Versa. He was subsequently rammed by a Ford Expedition, and his car spun out of control and struck crossing guard Joann Fithian.
The 61-year-old suffered multiple fractures and head trauma and remains in critical condition.
Accident Investigation Unit Capt. Mark Overwise said Herron was responsible for Tuesday’s collision at Allegheny Avenue and Cedar Street.
“However, we did catch up to him the next day,” Overwise added.
Herron is charged with aggravated assault while driving under the influence, and a series of other offenses.
Charges are pending against the driver of the Ford Expedition, who left the scene but was later stopped. Overwise said that driver may have panicked because he didn't own the Expedition.