Officials: Death not tied to truck crash into home

AP News
Posted: Dec 28, 2014 11:26 AM

LEVITTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say the death of a 93-year-old hospice patient is not tied to the crash of a pickup truck through her Philadelphia-area home that same day.

Authorities in Bucks County say the coroner ruled Saturday that Jenny Russo died a natural death brought on by end-stage lung disease.

The truck crashed through her Bristol Township home Friday afternoon, causing heavy damage to the structure. The pickup ended up near Russo's bed.

Interim police chief Ralph Johnson says the coroner found no evidence of trauma caused by the accident.

Johnson says all evidence in the case will be forwarded to the Bucks County district attorney's office, which will decide whether to charge the driver.