A man who crashed into a tree in South Union Township Wednesday night told police he was trying to buy drugs when he was chased, shot at, assaulted and robbed.
Considered an essential business, AutoZone stores will stay open as other companies around the country are forced to shut their doors. Here’s what the company’s doing to keep people safe during the pandemic.
As a cautionary measure taken due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Memphis-based auto parts retailer is no longer allowing employees inside customers’ cars. Now, the customer is the one using an OBD (on-board diagnostics) reader to get an engine light reading, while the employee guides them through the process.
The step is one of the many AutoZone has taken in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, as part of an effort to protect both customers and employees. Considered an essential business, its stores will stay open as other companies around the country are forced to shut their doors.
“You know, it’s an extremely difficult time for everybody,” said David McKinney, VP of government and community relations for AutoZone. “As an essential business, we understand the role we must play during these tough times.”
In addition to keeping employees outside of customer vehicles, the company has adjusted hours for most stores — with the exception of hub stores and mega hub stores. Shops will open at either 7:30 a.m. or 8 a.m. — depending on the location — and close at 6:30 p.m.
Comparatively, stores typically close at 9 p.m. or 10 p.m.
Employees must now wear gloves at all times, and disinfect the store — especially shelves, parts, counter tops, and other areas that receive a lot of contact.
Only 10 people are allowed in the store at a time.
The recall covers the 2014 through 2016 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ, and the 2014 and 2015 Ford Fiesta. Cars in Mexico, U.S. territories and 16 states with high temperatures are affected.
Ford says a lever in the door latch can crack and fail. Typically doors won’t close when it fails, but customers may be able to latch it after repeated attempts. If that happens, the doors could open while the cars are in motion.
Ford says it’s not aware of any crashes or injuries caused by the problem.
By Patrick Varine
A motorcycle rider has died following a crash late Tuesday afternoon in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood, according to Pittsburgh police.
Officers responded to a call at 4:40 p.m. for a motorcycle broadsiding a vehicle at the intersection of Meyran Avenue and Louisa Street, and found a man with a head injury.
The man was transported to the hospital in critical condition, where he was later pronounced dead. The driver of the other vehicle was not injured and there were no passengers, police said.
The man’s identity and official cause of death will be released by the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Patrick Varine is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Patrick at 724-850-2862, firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter .
A Pittsburgh man was killed in a crash in Ohio Township on Sunday afternoon.
The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the deceased Tuesday night as James Holloway Jr., 30.
The traffic accident occurred at about 2 p.m. near the intersection of Glen Mitchell and Weber roads.
Holloway’s death was ruled an accident, authorities reported.
PENN HILLS (KDKA) — A family’s home was destroyed after a driver of an SUV crashed through the front of their house in Penn Hills.
According to fire officials, the crash happened Friday on the 1200 block of Universal Road at around 4 p.m.
The driver, who police described as a young woman, removed herself from the vehicle and sustained minor injuries.
The house, on the other hand, was a total loss.
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Pennsylvania Turnpike is going to reopen all its service plazas tomorrow.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission announced it will reopen all 17 of its service plazas on Friday, starting at 7 a.m.
Restrooms inside all service plazas will be open 24 hours, the commission says. The outdoor porta-potties will remain in place for about one week.
There will be limited food options at the service plazas, with food available at 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. for take-out only.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Toyota has announced it is expanding a safety recall to include approximately 1.8 million vehicles.
In a news release, Toyota said it was amending a recall involving fuel pumps, which was initially announced on Jan. 13.
The vehicles — both Toyota and Lexus models — subject to the recall are equipped with a fuel pump that may stop operating. If this were to occur, warning lights and messages may be displayed on the instrument panel, and the engine may run rough. This can result in a vehicle stall, and the vehicle may be unable to be restarted. If a vehicle stall occurs while driving at higher speeds, this could increase the risk of a crash, Toyota said.
- 2013-2015 Model Year Lexus LS 460;
- 2013-2014 Model Year Lexus GS 350;
- 2014 Model Year Toyota FJ Cruiser, Lexus IS-F;
- 2014-2015 Model Year Toyota 4Runner, Land Cruiser; Lexus GX 460, IS 350, LX 570;
- 2015 Model Year Lexus NX 200t, RC 350;
- 2017 Model Year Lexus IS 200t, RC 200t;
- 2017-2019 Model Year Toyota Sienna; Lexus RX 350;
- 2018 Model Year Lexus GS 300;
- 2018-2019 Model Year Toyota Avalon, Camry, Corolla, Highlander, Sequoia, Tacoma, Tundra; Lexus ES 350, GS 350, IS 300, IS 350, LC 500, LC 500h, LS 500, LS 500h, RC 300, RC 350, RX 350L.
CLINTONVILLE, Pa. (KDKA) – A woman and a boy are dead after a crash involving a truck and an Amish buggy on Clintonville Road in Venango County.
According to state police, the crash occurred just after 3:00 p.m. on Sunday when a log truck struck the buggy from behind.
A family of five was inside the buggy and an adult male was flown to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown and a girl was flown to UPMC Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh.
The coroner was called to the scene and the woman and boy were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.
The road was closed for several hours while police investigated.
The company said Wednesday that the added vehicles bring the total to 1.8 million.
The room is usually used for children to take naps, NBC Philadelphia reported. Seventeen children between the ages of 3 and 4 years old were in the room at the time of the crash, while about 80 children were in the building.
Four injured children were taken by ambulance to a hospital, while a fifth was transported separately, according to the district attorney’s office. Four of the children had been released from the hospital as of Friday afternoon.
A Canton, Ohio, woman was killed in a head-on crash in Hampton late Friday night, officials said.
The Allegheny County Medical Examiner identified the woman as Kaitlyn Eckelberry, 23. She was pronounced dead shortly after midnight after being struck head-on by another vehicle in the 3800 block of William Flinn Highway (Route 8).
No details were available on the condition of the other driver.
Allegheny County Police are investigating.
Police have issued a warrant for 62-year-old Terry Washington. He is facing charges of arson and criminal mischief.
Police found the burning truck along Lyric Street in Pittsburgh’s Larimer neighborhood on Jan. 31. Police said there were smoke and flames coming from the driver’s side truck of the car.The woman at the home told police she saw the man park his truck across from her house. She said he walked over and stood by the truck for approximately 10 minutes before he walked back to his truck and drove away.
She said her neighbor called her shortly after to tell her the truck was on fire. Police said they found a disposable lighter and a small plastic container near the cab of the truck.