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Lower Burrell, Apollo drivers remain hospitalized after head-on collision in Allegheny Township

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Thursday, May 8, 2014, 11:51 a.m.
 

Two people injured in Tuesday afternoon's head-on collision on Melwood Road in Allegheny Township remained hospitalized Wednesday.

Charles Makara, 23, of Oregon Drive, Lower Burrell, was in critical condition in UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh, after he was airlifted there.

Jennifer Shannon, 40, of Terrace Avenue, Apollo, was in fair condition in Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville.

Police said they are continuing to investigate.

On Tuesday police said it appeared that Makara's car crossed the center line and collided with a van driven by Shannon. Police said the car was being driven toward Lower Burrell.

Police Chief John Fontaine said Wednesday that police have impounded Makara's Chevrolet Cobalt and Shannon's Dodge Caravan.

“We have preliminary information,” he said. “It's too early in the investigation to tell what happened.”

Police will interview the drivers when that becomes possible. They also will check vehicle computers if necessary to determine the speed of the accident.

There was no sign of locked brakes or skid marks, police said.

The accident happened just past where Melwood Road forms a “Y” with Markle Road. There have been several accidents there, police said.

“This is the third major accident there,” Fontaine said. “About 20 feet from Tuesday's accident, you can see guardrail crumpled from a wreck within the past 30 days. An earlier wreck involved a DUI driver.”

Chuck Biedka is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-226-4711 or cbiedka@tribweb.com.

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