Police reported that the woman was stopped at a red light when the truck crashed into her vehicle. The victim’s vehicle was pushed approximately 260 feet. The trunk was pushed into the backseat of the vehicle due to the force of the impact.
There was no indication of any braking prior to the crash. Skid marks were not present at the scene. Police obtained the truck’s black box to determine if the brakes were applied and how fast the vehicle was going.
Police believe the driver of the Penske Truck may have fallen asleep at the wheel. The driver does not remember what happened prior to the accident. The driver of the truck is a recovering methamphetamine addict who is currently on prescription drugs to help keep him sober. He also has an outstanding warrant in Tennessee for manufacturing methamphetamines and theft. He will first be extradited to Tennessee then brought back to face charges for this accident.
The driver was taken for a blood test after the accident to determine if drugs or alcohol played a factor. An investigation is under way to determine the cause of the accident.
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Unfortunately, several fatal accidents have been happening around the area. Three days prior, a fatal accident occurred in West Mifflin leaving one dead and five injured. To read more about that story, you can visit our blog here.
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