A mother and daughter from Maryland were identified as the victims of a fatal crash Saturday on Interstate 70 in South Strabane when a tractor-trailer crossed the median and crushed their car.
Kaitlin Young Babka, 21, and her mother, Karen Leigh Babka, 57, both of Hughesville, Md., died at the scene.
State police said Karen Babka was driving eastbound on I-70 about 11:30 a.m. when a truck driven by Yevgeniy Bugreyev, 44 of West Sacramento, Calif., crossed the median. The truck slid sideways, crushing the Dodge and pushing it over a hillside.
Mr. Bugreyev was charged with two counts of homicide by vehicle and is in the Washington County Correctional Facility on a $1 million bond, pending a preliminary hearing before District Judge Robert Redlinger at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Four other people were injured in a third car involved in the accident. Darlene Gray, 59, of Washington, Pa., suffered moderate injuries when the Chevy Trailblazer she was driving collided with the overturned truck. A child passenger in Ms. Gray's car also had moderate injuries. Two other passengers in that vehicle, Brandy Gray, 33, of Scenery Hill, and another child, were seriously injured.neigh_washington