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Wilkinsburg man killed in Monroeville crash

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Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, 8:56 a.m.
 

It's unclear why a Wilkinsburg man drove across the center line and crashed into an oncoming vehicle, killing himself and injuring five others, Allegheny County Police said Friday.

Francis Spearman, 74, lost control of his vehicle and crashed head-on into another just before 8 p.m. Thursday at Saunders Station and Abers Creek roads in Monroeville, according to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office. He died at UPMC Mercy, Uptown.

Two passengers in his vehicle were hurt, as was the driver and two of his passengers in the other vehicle, Lt. Andrew Schurman said. None of the injuries were serious, he said.

Police are investigating why Spearman crossed the center line as he headed eastbound on Saunders, Schurman said.

 

 
 


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