Glassport woman killed in five-vehicle crash on Second Avenue
By Tony LaRussa
Published: Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, 9:36 a.m.
A truck hauling gravel on Tuesday morning careened off a stone wall and landed on its side, and a car went airborne and hit several vehicles before landing on its roof, killing a woman inside, according to police.
Theresa R. Anderson, 43, of Glassport, died at the scene of the five-vehicle crash on Second Avenue in South Oakland, according to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office, which ruled her death accidental. Anderson died of blunt-force trauma and a brain injury.
Following the 8:20 a.m. wreck, Pittsburgh paramedics transported two injured people to UPMC Presbyterian, Oakland, and another person to UPMC Mercy, Uptown. All the injured people, whose names were not released, appeared to be in stable condition, EMS District Chief Wayne Epps said.
A 1.7-mile stretch of Second Avenue between Bates and Brady streets remained closed for nearly nine hours.
“We're looking at speed, wet weather and passing issues,” said Sgt. Daniel Connolly, who heads the city police collision investigation unit. “We're still piecing all this together, but at least one of the drivers could be charged.”
Connolly declined to identify the driver, adding that it could take several weeks for the investigation to be completed.
The truck driver, who was not hurt, declined to talk to reporters at the scene. He was not identified by authorities.
Funeral arrangements for Anderson are being handled by Wojciechowski Funeral Home in Glassport. Family members could not be reached for comment.
Tony LaRussa is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7987 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Staff writer Margaret Harding contributed to this report.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Switch in pairings helps Penguins defensemen find groove in Game 3
- Penguins insider: Malkin found confidence in Game 3
- Kovacevic: No science to solving power play
- SCI-Pittsburgh inmate taken to AGH after ‘severe beating’
- Pirates notebook: MLB metes out suspensions
- Husband to stand trial in Derry middle school teacher’s murder
- ACC announces Pitt’s opponents for next 2 seasons; Powell signs with Dukes
- Steelers pick up defensive end Heyward’s option for 2015 season
- Pitcher Cueto shuts down Pirates as Reds cruise to victory at PNC
- Pennsylvania Gov. Corbett wants candidate Wolf to release tax records
- Blue Jackets notebook: Columbus wants another crack at playing with lead