Former PPG official charged with manslaughter in New Hampshire crash

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Robert Dellinger, a former top official at PPG Industries who killed a pregnant woman and her fiance during an alleged suicide attempt on a New Hampshire highway Dec. 7, was released Thursday on $250,000 bail from the Grafton County House of Corrections in Haverhill, N.H., jail officials said today.

Mr. Dellinger, 53, is under electronic monitoring at his home in Sunapee, N.H. after posting $250,000 in cash bail. He has been charged with two counts of manslaughter in the deaths of Amanda Murphy, 24, and Jason Timmons, 29, both of Wilder, Vt., who were engaged and expecting their first child next month.

Mr. Dellinger has told authorities he was depressed and attempting suicide when his truck, which was traveling south, crossed a grassy median, became airborne and slammed into the couple's northbound SUV on I-89 in Lebanon, N.H.

Mr. Dellinger sustained minor injuries and was treated at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center prior to his arraignment. He will undergo a mental health evaluation before his next court hearing on Dec. 19.

Mr. Dellinger was chief financial officer at PPG for two years before leaving abruptly in 2011, citing personal health reasons. He then worked for a time as the chief financial officer at Dynamics Inc., in Cheswick, which develops and produces electronic payment cards.


Mackenzie Carpenter, mcarpenter@post-gazette.com, 412-263-1949. On Twitter @MackenziePG.


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