Posted on August 15, 2022

Pennsylvania Driver Admits to Plowing Into Crowd, Killing Mom with Hammer

Patrick Reilly, New York Post, August 15, 2022

A deranged Pennsylvania man has admitted to plowing his car into a crowd of people, killing one and wounding 17 others, before he drove home and murdered his mother with a hammer.

Adrian Oswaldo Sura Reyes, a 24-year-old from Nescopeck, reportedly got into an argument with his mother before hopping into a vehicle and driving to neighboring Berwick {snip}

Adrian Oswaldo Sura Reyes

Adrian Oswaldo Sura Reyes

Cops said he drove by the Intoxicology Department bar where a crowd had gathered for a fundraiser for the families of 10 people who were tragically killed in a fire earlier this month. He turned around after he decided to drive into the crowd.

Reyes told police he was just tired of fighting with his mother.

He barreled into the crowd around 6:15 p.m., killing 50-year-old Rebecca L. Reese and sending 17 others to the hospital.


After the crash, Reyes drove back home. When he arrived, he saw his mother standing outside in the street. Cops said he floored the gas and crashed into her with the front of his car.

He told police he got a hammer from his car and bashed his mother in the head four or five times with it. {snip}