TribLIVE

| News


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

Vehicle containing body located in Chartiers Creek, McKees Rocks

Daily Photo Galleries

Saturday, July 5, 2014, 1:39 p.m.
 

Rescuers recovered a vehicle containing a man's body from rain-swollen Chartiers Creek on Saturday in McKees Rocks, Allegheny County dispatchers said.

The Allegheny County Medical Examiner's office identified the man as Frank Anthony Cieslak, 62, of McKees Rocks. An autopsy will be conducted Sunday.

Creek Road resident Ed Wurms said his son, also named Ed, spotted weeds crushed down between the road and the creek after 11 a.m. Saturday.

The two men investigated and found the light-colored vehicle, which they believe belonged to their neighbor.

“That's the deepest part of the creek, right at the bend,” Wurms said of the spot where the white SUV was submerged. Tall weeds along the road block the view of the creek.

A different neighbor said the creek had been high from recent rains but just started to drop.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Foreign influx in Allegheny County at ‘tipping point’
  2. Steelers hope group of low-budget cornerbacks can deliver
  3. Steelers WR Wheaton wants to produce after injury-plagued rookie year
  4. Business Gallery: July 27, 2014
  5. U.S. coal exports undermine energy efforts, experts say
  6. Steelers notebook: Ben believes rookie WR Bryant can contribute
  7. Construction of $500M power plant in South Huntingdon stalled
  8. Inside the ropes: Roethlisberger may have his big receiver
  9. Natrona Heights Scoutmaster proud to carry on tradition
  10. Observers mixed on grid backup amid carbon rules, natural gas uncertainty
  11. Outdoors notices: July 28, 2014
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.