Police identify woman struck, killed on Parkway North
August 11, 2014 3:05 PM
The investigation continues along the northbound I-279 Parkway North after a woman died early this morning. The Parkway North reopened around 7:15 a.m.
Safety crews leave the scene of a fatal pedestrian accident this morning along the Parkway North.
By Jon Schmitz / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
A Mount Washington woman who ran into a travel lane of the Parkway North in Franklin Park was struck and killed early this morning, according to the Allegheny County medical examiner's office and state police.
State police this afternoon identified the woman as 28-year-old Heather Kuhn. The incident occurred at about 3:55 a.m. on the northbound side of the parkway between Camp Horne Road and the junction with Interstate 79. Ms. Kuhn was pronounced dead at the scene at 4:14 a.m.
State police said she ran from the right berm into the right lane directly in front of a Chevy Uplander minivan driven by David Krull, 47, of Coraopolis. Ms. Kuhn’s body was thrown more than 200 feet by the impact.
She died of blunt force injuries to the head, trunk and extremities, and the manner of her death is pending police investigation, a supervisor at the medical examiner's office said.
The northbound side of the parkway reopened around 7:15 a.m. after state police concluded their investigation of the scene. Mr. Krull remained at the scene, according to the medical examiner’s office.
No charges were pending as of this morning, state police Trooper Robin Mungo said.
Jon Schmitz: 412-263-1868 or firstname.lastname@example.org. On Twitter: @pgtraffic. First Published August 11, 2014 12:00 AM