Tishara Pugh, 36, killed and other passenger critically injured after stolen vehicle strikes SUV, sending it into utility pole on Whittlesey Street in Rochester, New York

Modified Date: 
Fri, 10/22/2021 - 11:15pm
Accident Date: 
Sunday, October 17, 2021

Serious crash on Whittlesey St in Rochester

At least five ambulances also responded to the scene, and paramedics performed chest compressions on at least one person. 

1 dead, 1 seriously injured after stolen car crash

Police say the impact of the crash was so devastating that the car that was hit flew almost 70 yards down the alley, crashing through a pole and a garage. 

Mother of five identified as victim of Sunday's deadly crash in Rochester

36-year-old Tishara Pugh was killed when her car was hit by a car police say was fleeing after being stolen. Pugh was a mother of five. A passenger in Pugh's vehicle is still in critical condition.

Family remembers mother of 5 killed in crash Sunday

Tishara left behind five children ranging in age from 13, all the way down to 10 months. Pugh said her family was forced to share the bad news with them.

Man charged in crash that killed mother of 5 Sunday

He was charged with second degree manslaughter and four counts of second degree assault in connection to the crash. Police say additional charges may be considered by a Monroe County Grand Jury.

Type: Car Accident
People Involved: 
Tishara Pugh
Taj Isaish-Joshua McMillan-Harris

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