Police: woman drove car into another to test faith
A Drums woman who intentionally drove here vehicle head-on into another vehicle at 5:17 p.m. Jan. 7 on Route 93 in Packer Township is facing multiple charges filed against her by state police at the Hazleton barracks.
Nadejda Reilly, 31, is charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, harassment, driving on roadways laned for traffic, careless driving and reckless driving.
Police said they were summoned to the area just south of the Packer Township Municipal Building for a three-vehicle crash.
Upon arrival, police said they interviewed Reilly, who related she was southbound on Route 93 when she intentionally turned her vehicle into the opposite traffic lane and drove it directly into the front end of an approaching northbound vehicle.
Police said she told them she performed the act because she “wanted to test her faith by driving through the vehicle.”
Reilly told police, “God took care of her by not having her injured.”
She showed no remorse for the occupants of the other vehicle, police said.
Police said they interviewed the driver of the other vehicle, who corroborated Reilly’s account of the crash, saying all of a sudden the defendant’s vehicle turned directly in front of the vehicle.
Both victims were transported to the hospital, police said.