TribLIVE

| Home


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Pittsburgh man dies in crash after fleeing from police

Daily Photo Galleries

By Pittsburgh The Tribune-Review
Monday, Feb. 27, 2012
 

A driver trying to flee police injured an officer before hitting a tree and dying Sunday night in the parking lot of a McCandless movie theater, police said.

The Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office identified the man this morning as Benjamin Bibler, 32, of the North Side. McCandless police and Allegheny County homicide detectives remained on the scene late into the night.

The incident started at J. Clark's restaurant in the 9800 block of McKnight Road. Bibler appeared intoxicated when he left the bar and became confrontational with McCandless police, who were called by workers, County police Sgt. Scott Scherer said.

Bibler got into his car, backed into a police supervisor's vehicle and drove off without his headlights on across McKnight Road, Scherer said. He clipped the front of another officer's car, narrowly avoiding a head-on collision, Scherer said. That officer was hospitalized with minor injuries, Scherer said.

Bibler crashed into a tree just before 7 p.m. and died at the scene, authorities said.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Tomlin: Possible Steelers midseason surge won’t come easy vs. Colts
  2. 7 in custody after New Kensington drug raid
  3. Hundreds mourn Pittsburgh trash collector killed by gunfire
  4. Rossi: Steelers’ season all about going big
  5. North Catholic High School principal steps down
  6. Rookie Bryant sparks deep passing game for Steelers in victory
  7. Steelers use 3 late first-half TDs to stun Texans
  8. Leon Ford appeals traffic violation conviction to Superior Court
  9. Military commissary opening draws 400 visitors
  10. 12-year-old’s donated heart joins families, lets her memory live
  11. Chevron puts $20M into educating, training Appalachian workers
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.