Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman and Pottstown Police Chief Mark Flanders have announced the filing of charges against Roger Tracy Malloy for an accident involving death and personal injury while not properly licensed (3 counts); accident involving death and personal injury (3 counts); driver required to be licensed; and driving while suspended, DUI related.
The charges are a result of Malloy being the driver of a vehicle which was involved a fatal traffic crash where two passengers died and a third was seriously injured. After being involved in the crash Malloy left the scene of the crash without rendering aid and without providing any information to law enforcement.
On May 21 at 11:29 p.m., Pottstown Borough Police Department responded to a motor vehicle crash with injuries in the area of 520 State St. in Pottstown. Upon arrival police, observed a white female laying in the roadway on State Street, west of 520 State St. The female victim had no signs of life at the scene. The female was later identified as Rachel Witt, 15, of Pottstown. A Montgomery County Deputy Medical Investigator pronounced her dead at the scene.
Officers also found two males outside of a gold colored Lincoln Continental with heavy crash damage, which was stopped in the alley next to 520 State St. One of the males was James N. Crawford, 28, of Pottstown.
The other male subject was Kendal Harper, 16, also of Pottstown. Upon the arrival of emergency medical personnel Crawford was transported to Pottstown Hospital for treatment and Harper was transported to Reading Hospital for treatment. On May 22 at 12:16 a.m., doctors at Pottstown Hospital pronounced Crawford dead. Harper was admitted in critical condition at Reading Hospital with head trauma and internal injuries.
Investigators determined that two males were observed running from the scene of the crash after removing the other occupants from the vehicle prior to police arrival. One of the individuals is alleged to be Malloy.
Investigators also determined from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Bureau Of Driver Licensing that Malloy, 27, has a photo ID only. He is assigned a Pennsylvania Driver License, which is under suspension, DUI related. According to the driving record, the suspension is from an April 29, 2011 DUI offense.
Pottstown police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating Malloy. Anyone with information on his whereabouts should contact the Pottstown Police Department at (610) 970-6570. The investigation is continuing.