Authorities this morning were still trying to reconstruct a crash in Zelienople that killed a 19-year-old woman and injured her passenger Monday afternoon.
Borough police Chief James Miller said Alyssa McKee, of Baden, died after the car she was driving collided with a tractor-trailer about 1:41 p.m. on Route 68 near Ben Venue Road.
She was pronounced dead at 5:08 p.m. at UPMC Mercy Hospital, according to the Allegheny County medical examiner's office.
The person who called 911 told dispatchers the woman was pregnant, the chief said.
Her passenger, Kevin Snyder, of New Brighton, was also hurt, but the extent of his injuries was not immediately clear today.
The truck driver was not injured.
Pennsylvania State Police crash investigators worked to piece together the crash for hours Monday afternoon and will aid in the borough police investigation.
Ms. McKee and Mr. Snyder were heading east toward Zelienople and the tractor-trailer was driving west toward Rochester. The chief said he doesn't believe anyone actually saw the crash happen.
The collision was not head-on, the chief said, but the driver's side of the car bore the brunt of the impact.
It took crews almost 25 to 30 minutes to get Ms. McKee out of the car, he said.
Route 68 was closed for more than five hours for cleanup and state police crash reconstruction.
Molly Born: email@example.com or 412-263-1944. Twitter: @borntolede. First Published June 10, 2013 11:00 PM