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Officials identify Knoxville man killed in Beechview crash

Stephanie Strasburg | Tribune-Review
A police officer shines a flashlight along a covered body at the scene of a car accident that killed one person and injured another along West Liberty Avenue in Beechview on Sunday night, June 9, 2013. Pittsburgh police received word of the crash near Wenzell Avenue in Beechview about 10 p.m. A Ford SUV flipped and landed on the hillside across from a Duquesne Light substation.

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By Margaret Harding
Monday, June 10, 2013, 9:12 a.m.

The Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office has identified the man killed in a crash Sunday night in Beechview.

Paramedics pronounced Edward Stiefel, 37, of Knoxille dead at the scene along West Liberty Avenue near Wenzell Avenue just after 10 p.m., a spokesman with the medical examiner's office said.

Stiefel was speeding down the hill when he lost control of a sports utility vehicle, hit an embankment and rolled several times, collision investigation Sgt. Dan Connolly said. Stiefel was ejected from the vehicle.

Witnesses and police officers helped push the SUV upright so rescuers could reach the passenger, who has a broken leg and is in critical condition at UPMC Mercy, Uptown, Connolly said.

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

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