PENNSYLVANIA: State Police issued an arrest warrant for Allen Putman for DUI homicide in the death of tow-truck driver Tyler Laudenslager

Allen Putman for Homicide by Vehicle while DUI Pennsylvania State Police July 21, 2020 warrant Berks County DA Nov. 13,2020

The Berks County District Attorney announced that the Pennsylvania State Police issued an arrest warrant for Allen Putman for Homicide by Vehicle while DUI and related charges.

On July 21, 2020, on I-78 in Bethel Township, Tyler A. Laudenslager was operating a tow truck and actively engaged in a roadside assistance call off the roadway and on the shoulder, when Putman’s vehicle struck and killed him. It was determined that Putman was under the influence of controlled substances at the time of the collision. The warrant is still active and Putman has not yet been arraigned.

The Halifax Fire Department deeply regrets to announce the tragic passing of Firefighter Tyler A. Laudenslager. Tyler was struck by a vehicle while working his full-time job with H&S Towing. Tyler joined the Halifax Fire Department in 2007, during his time Tyler held many roles with the department. Please keep Tyler’s family, friends, coworkers, and his brothers and sisters at the Halifax Fire Department in your thoughts and prayers. Rest Easy Brother, we’ll take it from here!


HALIFAX – Tyler A. Laudenslager, 29, of Halifax, passed away July 21st, 2020. He was born on February 13, 1991, in Harrisburg, PA the son of the late Kirby A. Laudenslager and Debra (Foica) Laudenslager and her fiance Edgar of Millersburg.

Tyler was married to Holly (Shoop) Laudenslager for 6 years. He was a 2009 graduate of Halifax Area High School. He worked for H&S Towing Service, Inc., Harrisburg, and formerly worked as an engineer for Norfolk Southern, at the Enola & Harrisburg yards. He was also a truck driver for Van Wyk, Inc. He was a firefighter with Halifax Fire Department. He enjoyed trains, camping, taking cruises, and spending time with his wife, and daughter. He was currently working on restoring a fire truck for his daughter. In addition to his wife, and mother, he is survived by his 10-month-old daughter Riley, a sister Heather Laudenslager (Wesley), of Mount Joy, his grandmothers Maria Foica of Dauphin, and Millicent Laudenslager of Carthage, NC, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. He is also survived by his mother & father-in-law Angela & Richard Shoop of Halifax, a brother-in-law Joshua (Katharine) Shoop, and their three children. 



Tyler Allen Laudenslager. Husband, father, son, brother, friend. On July 21st, Tyler was taken from his family and friends while working as a tow truck driver and responding to a roadside incident. Tyler served with the Halifax Fire Department for many years and found an extended family in HFD. Gone too soon, he leaves behind his high school sweetheart and wife of 6 years Holly, along with their 10-month-old daughter Riley, who had quickly become the center of his world. Tyler’s infectious laugh and big heart have left marks on so many in this world and will never be forgotten to his family, friends, or coworkers. Any generous donations will go directly to his wife and daughter and will help greatly with the many expenses they now face.Please send donations to:The Halifax Fire Dept at 22 South River Road, Halifax PA 17032. Please note on your donation “Tyler Laudenslager Memorial Fund”.If you wish to donate electronically please use the following PayPal link. you!