SCI Pittsburgh employee drives van into Ohio River
Members of the City of Pittsburgh's River Rescue team watch as the crew from McGann and Chester Towing pull the van from the Ohio River.
City of Pittsburgh River Rescue team members watch as the towing crew pulls the van from the Ohio River.
City of Pitsburgh river rescue personnel prepare to remove a van from the Ohio River near SCI Pittsburgh.
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Pennsylvania State Police are investigating after a State Correctional Institution Pittsburgh employee drove a work van into the Ohio River this morning.
Trooper Robin Mungo said the accident was reported about 5:20 a.m. at the North Side prison. The driver was able to get out of the submerged vehicle by breaking the windshield and was taken to Allegheny General Hospital with minor injuries.
The trooper said investigators still do not know why the man drove into the river, but alcohol and drugs are not suspected to be involved and police will not conduct toxicology tests.
The investigation remains open, Trooper Mungo said.
First Published June 27, 2012 9:52 am