Man, 80, killed in Downtown Pittsburgh crash

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An 80-year-old man died in a crash Downtown today when his car crashed into a metal pole at Gateway Center.

Pittsburgh police Zone 2 Cmdr. Eric Holmes said this morning that initial reports indicate the man might have had a medical emergency while driving on an off-ramp toward Stanwix Street.

The Allegheny County medical examiner's office identified the man as a Donald Fox.

The silver sedan crashed about 10:40 a.m. Liberty Avenue remains closed at Stanwix Street.

"We're very lucky no one else was hurt," the commander said.

An autopsy is scheduled for Saturday.

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Liz Navratil:, 412-263-1438 and on Twitter: @liznavratil. Lexi Belculfine contributed.


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