1 Person Killed, 1 Injured In Crash Between Tractor-Trailer And Car Along Interstate 279 – CBS Pittsburgh

At least one person is dead following a late-night crash along Interstate 279.

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — One person is dead following a late-night crash involving a tractor trailer along Interstate 279.

Pennsylvania State Police say the victim was in his 30s and was driving the car involved. Police also said that the impact was so intense that the tractor trailer itself was damaged, which they say is rare.

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According to state police, the driver of the car was traveling the wrong way in the northbound lane of I-279. The tractor trailer, which was a Pepsi truck, was traveling northbound.

It was around midnight when the two crashed head-on.

“Struck each other head-on,” State Police Tpr. Melinda Bondarenka said.

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The car was crushed underneath the tractor-trailer.

“After impact, the vehicle at fault caught fire. The operator of the semi-trailer was able to get out and extinguish that fire,” said Tpr. Bondarenka.

(Photo Credit: KDKA Photojournalist Brian Smithmyer)

I-279 was closed for several hours overnight, forcing early-morning drivers to take detours. It finally reopened around 6 a.m.

At this time, state police say they do not know if speed or alcohol was a factor.

As for the driver of the Pepsi truck, he’s expected to recover.

“Was transported to a local area hospital with minor injury,” Tpr. Bondarenka said.

At this point, it’s being investigated as to why the driver of that blue car was traveling the wrong way.

Stay with KDKA for more on this developing story.

LINDSAY WARD

Source: 1 Person Killed, 1 Injured In Crash Between Tractor-Trailer And Car Along Interstate 279 – CBS Pittsburgh

One person in critical condition after shooting in Northview Heights

Police found a car hit with bullets and several shell casings on Mt. Pleasant Road just after midnight Monday

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police officers responded to a report multiple shots fired on the 400 block of Mt. Pleasant Road around 12:10 a.m.

Zone 1 officers found an adult male with multiple gunshot wounds. Medics transported the male to a local hospital in critical condition.

The Violent Crime Unit closed Mt. Pleasant Road while detectives processed the scene for evidence.

Source: One person in critical condition after shooting in Northview Heights

Girl Struck by Hit and Run Vehicle in Stable Condition

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police officers responded to a report of a juvenile female struck by a  Hit and Run vehicle on the 6400 block of Frankstown Avenue around 12:10 a.m. May 17, 2020

Map of 6400 Frankstown Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Zone 5 officers found the victim, a 14-year-old girl, suffering lower back pain. Medics transported the girl to a local hospital in stable condition.

Per the initial investigation: A white, four-door SUV struck the girl and fled the scene.

Police are searching for the vehicle. The investigation continues.

Source: Public Safety Media Blotter

Male Assaulted Downtown – Public Safety Media Blotter

Police and EMS Respond To A Male Assaulted Downtown

Pittsburgh EMS and Police responded to 9-1-1 call of a fight on the 300 block of Sixth Avenue around 2:30 p.m.

When Zone 2 officers arrived they found a conscious male on the sidewalk. The victim states he was assaulted by a male after a confrontation. The victim had a cut on his head and complained of a leg injury. Medic 14 transported the victim to a local hospital in stable condition. The male suspect was last seen headed towards Smithfield Street.

Police are investigating

Source: Public Safety Media Blotter

Soldier Survives Fall Into Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano After Climbing Metal Barrier : NPR

A soldier visiting the active volcano on the Big Island hopped a guardrail and fell in when the ground collapsed. Airlifted out of the crater, he is in stable condition.

Source: Soldier Survives Fall Into Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano After Climbing Metal Barrier : NPR