TribLIVE

| News


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

2 men killed in Ohio River Boulevard crash in Ben Avon

WPXI
Two men were killed when their car crossed the center line on Ohio River Boulevard in Ben Avon and hit an oncoming vehicle at about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2013.

Daily Photo Galleries

By Margaret Harding
Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 6:51 a.m.
 

A two-car crash killed two New Brighton men and injured two others early Wednesday on Ohio River Boulevard in Ben Avon, authorities said.

Paramedics pronounced driver David Mooney, 19, and passenger Christopher Lantzy, 22, dead at the scene, said a spokeswoman with the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office.

Two people were hospitalized with injuries from the crash about 2:20 a.m. when Mooney's southbound car crossed the center line and hit a northbound car, Ohio Township police Chief Norbert Micklos said.

“An officer patrolling about a block from the area heard what he thought was an explosion and he saw a plume of smoke,” Micklos said. “Everybody in the vehicles was injured severely.”

The driver of the northbound car had leg injuries and a female passenger in Mooney's car broke several bones, Micklos said.

“The car was so twisted and mangled, it was difficult to determine who was where,” he said.

Police are investigating what caused the crash.

“It could've been mechanical, driver error, speeding, wet roads,” Micklos said. “It could've been a multitude of things.”

Margaret Harding is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-380-8519 or mharding@tribweb.com.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Steelers’ Brown skipping voluntary offseason workouts
  2. MLB notebook: Gennett’s shower injury could put him on DL
  3. Penguins sell out Game 3, extend streak to 376 games
  4. UPMC is the target of nihilistic envy
  5. Pittsburgh Public Theater taking on Shakespeare’s ‘Othello’
  6. NHL notebook: Sharks, McLellan part ways after 7 years
  7. Don’t watch till the race starts
  8. Deputies arrest couple, seize 45 bricks of heroin in Penn Hills
  9. The gathering storm: An IRS defeat
  10. My takes on the news
  11. Doctors incorporate ideas for retirement planning into new book