Portion of Allegheny River Boulevard closed after chase, crash

| Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, 6:54 a.m.

Authorities reopened Alleghey River Boulevard Friday morning after a driver fleeing police crashed.

Pittsburgh police said officers tried to stop the driver on Hamilton Avenue in Homewood because he was driving without headlights. The driver briefly pulled over,and then fled, spokeswoman Diane Richard said.

Police terminated the chase and the suspect crashed into a utility pole shortly afterward, she said.

He was ejected from the vehicle and critically injured, Richard said. He was transported to UPMC Presbyterian, she said.Penn Hills police are investigating the crash.

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