Join Date: May 2003
Location: Pittsburgh, PA 15317
Penn Township: Teen charged in fatal crash
Thursday, December 23, 2004
An 18-year-old McKeesport teen was charged with homicide by vehicle after police said the truck he was driving crossed the center line and struck a motorcyclist along Route 130 just east of Paintertown Road yesterday.
At around 3 p.m., Penn Township Police Chief Michael Mastroianni said the teen, who was not identified, was traveling west on Route 130 when he failed to negotiate a curve, crossed the center line and struck a motorcycle driven by a 49-year-old Jeannette man, who also was not identified.
Mastroianni said the victim was taken to Forbes Regional Hospital in Monroeville, where he was pronounced dead.
Police said a second motorcyclist, 39 from Penn Township, was being treated at Jeannette Hospital after he suffered injuries when he laid his motorcycle down to avoid the oncoming truck.