Allegheny Co.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

A Canonsburg man was killed in a motorcycle crash in South Fayette early this morning.

Roger Haggerty, 52, crashed in the 3300 block of Washington Pike at 12:54 a.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

The Allegheny County medical examiner‘‍s office said Haggerty died of blunt force trauma to the head and neck. The death was ruled an accident.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

A 35-year-old man was pronounced dead Thursday after his car landed on its roof in a creek in Scott Township.

The blue Toyota Yaris landed in the shallow water underneath a small, wooden bridge that runs over Georges Run near Hope Hollow Road.

"I was terrified. I thought someone was still in there, but they said they already took him out," said property owner Rita Hareza. "We've lived here for 60 years. Nothing's ever happened around here."

Friday, May 16, 2014

Two men died following a car crash just before midnight Friday in McCandless.

John Richards, 28, of Allison Park, and Michael Brunner, 28, of Allison Park, died after their car crashed at Babcock Boulevard and Apple Hill Lane. No other vehicles were involved, said McCandless police, who are investigating the incident.

The Allegheny County medical examiner’s office will perform an autopsy later today.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

A 24-year-old woman was killed early this morning in a vehicle crash in Wilkinsburg.

Christina Graham-Pinkney was a passenger in a vehicle that collided with another vehicle around 1:30 a.m. in the 2100 block of Robinson Boulevard, according to the Allegheny County medical examiner's office. She died at the scene.

Wilkinsburg police said Robinson Boulevard remained closed between Wilner and Douglass drives as of 7:15 a.m.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Thursday night, two cars hit head-on along Fifth Avenue in White Oak, killing both drivers.

Police said Michael Bakosh was driving south towards McKeesport -- speeding, and weaving in and out of traffic. Investigators said he crossed four lanes of traffic and hit a 45-year-old woman head-on, killing her.

A friend of one of the drivers, said the tragic accident could have been avoided. A friend was with Bakosh a couple hours before his friend died.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Five persons suffered minor injuries, and the drivers of both cars in a two-car crash Tuesday afternoon were ticketed by State Police.

Investigators said Dakota Silsby, 18, of Wellsville was driving north on County Route 9 behind a car driven by Laceanne Wyckoff, 31, of Bolivar, when Wyckoff slowed down to make a left turn as Silsby failed to see her turn signal. He tried to pass the Wyckoff car but struck it on the driver’s side.

Friday, March 14, 2014

A school bus was struck by a pickup truck Friday morning and ended up on top of a car, killing a person inside the car, Allegheny County police said.

The crash happened near the intersection of Route 8 (William Flynn Highway) and East Hardies Road at about 7:40 a.m.

The medical examiner identified the victim as John Krauland Jr., 28, of West Deer Township.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

A pedestrian was hit and killed Wednesday morning by a volunteer firefighter who was on his way back to the station, Allegheny County police said.

The victim was struck about 9:15 a.m. in the 500 block of St. Clair Avenue in Clairton. He was flown to Jefferson Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

A 41-year-old man was killed Sunday night in a two-vehicle crash that caused his car to slam into a Duquesne apartment building.

The Allegheny County medical examiner's office identified the man as Parrish Parker, of Duquesne.

Duquesne police said Mr. Parker was the driver of a vehicle that stopped around 9:30 p.m. for oncoming traffic near the 200 block of North Second Street and Route 837.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

A 34-year-old Beaver Falls woman was killed when her car struck a utility pole Sunday morning in Pittsburgh, police said.

Melissa Tates died when her car hit a pole at the corner of 17th Street and Liberty Avenue in the strip district around 7 a.m., police said.

Police said icy conditions did not cause the accident, and investigators are looking into whether a medical condition contributed to the crash.

An autopsy will be performed Sunday.


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