| News

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

Woman's body found hours after vehicle wrecked in Washington County

Email Newsletters

Sign up for one of our email newsletters.

Daily Photo Galleries

By Michael Hasch
Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, 10:12 p.m.

A woman's body was found Monday afternoon nearly 400 feet from the spot where her wrecked vehicle was found 12 hours earlier, Washington County Coroner S. Timothy Warco said.

Warco said the body of Sandra Wyvonne Howard, 49, of Claysville, was found at 5:10 p.m. on the berm of McDonald Road in West Finley. He said Howard's abandoned vehicle was found by road crew workers at 5 a.m.

It is believed the crash occurred sometime between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m., Warco said.

A ruling on a cause and manner of Howard's death won't be made until an autopsy is completed.

Michael Hasch is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7820 or

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.



Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Founder of Z&M Cycle Sales in Hempfield killed in Florida motorcycle crash
  2. Eight Pitt players named to All-ACC team
  3. Wilkinsburg mom pleads guilty to child endangerment, will testify against boyfriend
  4. Baseball America names Pirates as organization of the year
  5. Sports Deli is latest tenant to say goodbye to Parkway Center Mall
  6. Rossi: It’s past time for NFL to protect players
  7. Loebig named to Duquesne Sports Hall of Fame
  8. New Florence man charged with killing police officer
  9. Kane to announce plans for next chapter in porn email saga
  10. Steelers’ Roethlisberger reported symptoms that led to his exit vs. Seahawks
  11. LCB offers free holiday shipping to state stores