The Allegheny County Medical Examiner's office has identified the victim of a fatal car crash as Bradley Livezey, a world-renowned Carnegie Museum of Natural History ornithologist.
The crash occurred along Route 910 near North Chapel Drive and Pearce Mill Road in Pine at around 9 this morning. Mr. Livezey, 56, of Wexford, was pronounced dead at the scene at 9:07 a.m.
Mr. Livezey served as the birds curator at the museum. His research focused on flightless birds and on using genetic analysis to study the evolution of birds, among other things. A seminal paper he authored in 1986 led to classifications of birds adopted by many field guides and books on waterfowl.
Moriah Balingit: firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-263-2533.