SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — Police say a 72-year-old woman was hit and killed in front of City Hall. The suspect is now charged after turning himself in.
A DoorDash delivery turned deadly.
Police say 30-year-old Nicholas Ulkoski was heading down Mulberry Street near North Washington Avenue just before 9 p.m. Thursday night when he hit the victim Ann Corbett, sister of Lackawanna County President Judge Trish Corbett.
Erin Smith grew up in Scranton. She found the news to be disturbing.
“My first reaction is that’s awful to hear about something like that, especially to leave the scene and not be responsible for what you’ve done,” said Smith.
According to the arrest affidavit, Ulkoski was delivering food from Subway with his girlfriend after smoking a joint before his shift.
It goes on to say the Mayfield man hit Corbett as she was crossing the road and immediately sped off, later cleaning his car of all possible evidence.
All that, only to turn himself in the next morning saying “I didn’t sleep all night, I needed to do what was right.”
“it’s good to know he had a change of heart, I guess, and thought about it and realized he did do something wrong and to be accountable for that,” said Smith.
Corbett was taken to Geisinger Community Medical Center where she later died. Smith says she couldn’t imagine what it would be like if this were one of her family members.
“My heart goes out to them thinking how hard this must be. I can’t imagine going through something like that. My heart goes out to them,” said Smith.
If convicted, Ulkoski is facing a maximum of 15 years behind bars and/or $30,000 in fines. But for now, he’s put on $50,000 unsecured bail.
Ulkoski is charged with accidents involving death or serious bodily injury, commonly referred to as Kevin’s Law, and involuntarily manslaughter.