The driver who collided with two cars Thursday night in Monroeville, killing a woman and her son, might have experienced a medical problem before the crash, Allegheny County police said today.
The 65-year-old pick-up truck driver, whose name has not been released, was driving south on Route 286 in Monroeville about 6:30 p.m. when he crossed into the northbound lane, struck two cars and nearly hit a third, homicide unit Lt. Andrew Schurman said in a press release.
The driver in the first car the man hit was not injured.
Four people were in the second car he hit.
Jennifer Sample, 28, who was riding in the front passenger seat, died at the scene and her 7-year-old son, Daniel Eck, died at a hospital.
The driver of that car, whose name has not been released, was taken to a local hospital and is in serious condition. A 15-month-old child who was in the car was not seriously injured.
"At this point the investigators do not believe drugs or alcohol played a role in the collision but must wait for toxicology testing to be completed to be definitive," Lt. Schurman said.
Lt. Schurman said Allegheny County police will turn over their findings to the district attorney's office, which will determine whether the driver should face charges.
First Published July 18, 2013 11:30 PM