The son-in-law of late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno is facing charges in a hit-and-run crash that left a Pennsylvania man dead, according to reports.
Christopher Craig Hort, 53, who is married to Paterno’s daughter, Mary Kay Paterno, was charged Thursday with one felony count of a crash involving death in the April 17 wreck in Penn Township that killed John David King, a 23-year-old Amish man from Spring Mills, the Centre Daily Times reports.
Days after King was fatally struck as he rode a motorized scooter on Route 45 in Penn Township, an attorney for Hort called Centre County District Attorney Bernie Cantorna to say Hort was involved in a crash, but thought he struck a deer, the newspaper reports.
Hort later told investigators he didn’t stop and continued heading back to State College because he thought his tires would go flat, according to an affidavit of probable cause.
Hort also claimed he didn’t have cellphone coverage