Woman killed in crash that closed Route 28 identified


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Pennsylvania State Police closed a section of Route 28 northbound in Harrison this morning while they investigated a fatal crash involving a Pittsburgh Public Works car and other vehicles.

An emergency dispatch supervisor said the crash was first reported about 7:50 a.m. The road remained closed between the Natrona Heights and Freeport exits about 10 a.m.

The Allegheny County medical examiner's office identified the one person killed in the crash as Roxanne Taylor, 38, of Arnold. It was not clear in which she suffered her fatal injuries. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday.

Sonya Toler, spokeswoman for Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, said city officials have been in contact with state police in Kittanning, who are leading the investigation.

A Pittsburgh Public Works employee was driving on Route 28 while heading to a vendor and spotted a two-car crash and stopped to help, Ms. Toler said. A third car spun out of control and collided with the Public Works car, she said.

The city employee was not injured.


First Published January 13, 2014 10:17 AM

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