COLD CASE - DONALD WILT - 1980 - ROAD RAGE HOMICIDE - HENRY CLAY TOWNSHIP - FAYETTE COUNTY

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Pennsylvania State Police Troop B - Uniontown responded on August 30, 1980, for a homicide investigation in Henry Clay Township, Fayette County.

Donald Roy WILT, 26-year-old W/N Male, had just finished dinner with his wife, Rosemary, at a restaurant in the Grantsville area. Wilt then headed west on Route 40 toward Henry Clay Township in his 1969 Chevrolet Chevette when he apparently became involved in a road rage incident.

Witnesses told police that it was apparent that something occurred between Wilt and the driver of a white Chrylser Cordoba.

Something struck the windshield of Wilt’s car and caused it to crack and fissure and it also appeared that Wilt felt that the Cordoba was responsible for the broken windshield, whether from a thrown item or from a rock kicked up by the car.

Wilt was spotted by several people at different points along Route 40 hanging from the window of his car yelling toward the Cordoba as they continued to travel west.

The driver of the Cordoba fired at Wilt during their exchange.

The car Wilt was driving then slowed and crashed into some mailboxes and a tree along Route 40.

Wilt was pronounced dead at the scene, and the case has remained unsolved with investigators still trying to determine who shot and killed Wilt.

Any persons with information regarding this incident are asked to contact the PSP Uniontown Station at 724-439-7111  and speak to Trooper Egros or you can contact the Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers if you have information on this crime, any serious crime, or wanted person, call the Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers Toll Free at 1-800-4PA-TIPS (8477) or online at https://www.p3tips.com/tipform.aspx?ID=107

All callers remain anonymous and could be eligible for a CASH REWARD.

All information is accurate as of Release Date.  

Media Release #2721

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Saturday, August 30, 1980 (All day)

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