Joseph A Mancinelli Jr charged with DUI homicide in death of Patricia MacAllister in head-on crash
DOYLESTOWN, PA. – Bucks County prosecutors report that a 24-year-old Warrington man was charged March 24, 2017, with third-degree murder and related crimes for his alleged role in the death of a 68-year-old motorist in Doylestown Township. Joseph Anthony Mancinelli is accused of causing a head-on collision March 23, 2017, that killed Patricia MacAllister of Doylestown while he was fleeing the scene of another accident in which he had just been involved.
The crash occurred while Mancinelli was passing another vehicle illegally and driving under the influence with a suspended license, court documents allege.
Mancinelli, of 2883 Bristol Road, Apt. A, Warrington, Pa., faces charges of homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence.
IN THAT, on or about said date, THE DEFENDANT. being Involved in an accident resulting in damage to vehicle or other property which was driven or attended by any person at State Street and Progress Drive, did fall to immediately stop the vehicle at the scene, or as close as possible, and forthwith return to end remain at the scene of the accident, without obstructing traffic more than necessary and give his name, address and registration number of the vehicle he was driving;
Court Documents reveal the following
According to Sgt. Justin M. Notarfranesco, THE DEFENDANT did recklessly engage in conduct which placed or may have placed Patricia M MacAllister and Jaclyn Harmer In danger of death or serious bodily injury by engaging in reckless driving that caused at least two separate traffic accidents including a hit and run accident, passing a vehicle on the double yellow line, and striking McAllister’s vehicle head, which resulted in her death.
The police reported that Harmer was the operator of a Toyota Corolla and stopped for a red light at the intersection of West State Street and Progress Drive. While still stopped at the light, the rear of Harmer’s car was hit by a Chrysler which had been traveling behind her vehicle. The Chrysler was operated by Joseph A. Mancinelli Jr., who motioned to Harmer to move to the left into Progress Drive. When Mancinelli failed to stop, Harmer followed him for several miles while calling 911 to report the fleeing driver. When Mancinelli drove to the area of Cavallo Way in Doylestown, Police say that Harmer ceased following him and pulled to the side of the road.
At that point, Mancinelli passed another vehicle on a double yellow line and hit an oncoming vehicle head-on. Harmer saw him exit the Chrysler and stumble around the road before he laid down on the grass. The vehicle Mancinelli hit was operated by Patricia MacAllister who was killed in the crash.
Patricia M. MacAllister (Carlson)
Patricia Mary MacAllister of Doylestown passed away suddenly on March 23, 2017 at Doylestown Hospital. She was 68.
Patricia was the beloved wife of 45 years to James A. MacAllister.
Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Stella Paczynski Carlson.
Patricia was a graduate of St. Hubert’s High School in Philadelphia and had worked for the Rite Aid Corporation in New Britain for 20 years. She was active Communicant of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Doylestown and faithful supporter of the Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa. Patricia will be remembered as a gentle women who would often go out of her way to lend a helping hand to all. She will be deeply missed by her family and by all who came to know her.
In addition to her beloved husband James, Patricia is survived by her cherished daughters, Bonnie J. MacAllister and her husband Victor Thompson of Philadelphia and Melissa Ann MacAllister of Doylestown. She is also survived by her sister, Janet Rogers of Bensalem and many nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing on Wednesday, March 29th from 9:00 am until her Funeral Mass 10:30 am in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 235 East State St., Doylestown, PA 18901. Patricia’s Interment will follow in Our Lady of Czestochowa Cemetery in Doylestown.