LIGHTNING STRIKES PENNSYLVANIA: Cases of people struck by lightning in Pa. not as uncommon as you might think | WPXI

A number of people have been struck by lightning in Pennsylvania in the last few years, most recently Thursday when two 18-year-olds were killed.

a lightning strike in Mammoth Park in Mount Pleasant while they were fishing. Both had just graduated from high school.

In August 2018, a 45-year-old man was struck by lightning while playing soccer in Pittsburgh’s Schenley Park. Bystanders performed CPR on him until paramedics arrived and resuscitated him.

Source: LIGHTNING STRIKES PENNSYLVANIA: Cases of people struck by lightning in Pa. not as uncommon as you might think | WPXI

Investigators: Man Suffered Head Trauma In South Greensburg Hit-And-Run Crash – CBS Pittsburgh

While the suspect took off from where the alleged hit-and-run happened, witnesses got a good look at the car and have the description to police.

They say it’s a newer Chevrolet Cruze sedan that’s dark gray in color with chrome accents on the doors. The vehicle has some body damage.

DeGennaro has started a GoFundMe page to raise money for the victim’s medical costs and other needs.

Police are still looking for the driver involved in a hit-and-run crash that seriously injured a man in Greensburg on Friday.

Source: Investigators: Man Suffered Head Trauma In South Greensburg Hit-And-Run Crash – CBS Pittsburgh

11-year-old boy killed in Pennsylvania Turnpike crash

Pennsylvania Turnpike in Westmoreland County was shut down for several hours

A child died in a crash involving a pickup truck and a tractor-trailer on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Westmoreland County on Thursday afternoon.

The accident happened in the eastbound lanes between New Stanton (Exit 75) and Donegal (Exit 91) in Mount Pleasant Township.

The coroner has identified the child as 11-year-old Hayden Field of Connellsville Township, Fayette County.

The Westmoreland County Coroner’s Office said Hayden was the front-seat passenger of a 2008 Nissan Frontier that was traveling eastbound on I-76.

For an unknown reason, the pickup truck crashed into the back of a Freightliner tractor-trailer and ended up under the back of the trailer. Hayden was trapped inside the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene. The coroner’s office said Hayden was wearing a seat belt.

All eastbound traffic was detoured off the turnpike at New Stanton for several hours.

State police are investigating the crash.

Source: 11-year-old boy killed in Pennsylvania Turnpike crash

Redistricting push in 1 Westmoreland County community aims to cut wait times and raise voter turnout

A petition for new election districts in Westmoreland County’s Murrysville community will be presented May 3.The petition, filed on behalf of 85 registered electors, is looking to create new election districts in the community in an effort to reduce wait times and increase voter turnout.

Source: Redistricting push in 1 Westmoreland County community aims to cut wait times and raise voter turnout