The son of a Lackawanna County judge has been killed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in a pedestrian accident. The son was a student at Penn State University.
Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood
The initial accident occurred on Saturday, April 6, 2013, at about 2:15 in the morning. The victim died in the hospital about 24 hours after the accident.
Cody Barrasse was 22 years old and from Moosic, Pennsylvania. His father is Lackawanna County judge, Michael Barrasse.
Driver And Criminal Charges:
The name of the driver was not released. There is some question about whether he or she will be charged with a hit and run. While the report says the vehicle left the scene, it doesn’t say how far. And importantly, the driver did call 911. More details are needed to determine if this constitutes a hit-and-run crime. So far, no charges have been filed. Additionally, keep reading for another possible defense.
There is also reports of some claim that the driver hit Barrassee on purpose. The driver tells a completely different story, saying that guys in the street were banging on his car and tried to get inside the vehicle. So he sped off.
Which story has the ring of truth to it? I think it’s pretty obvious. But I won’t say here.