TribLIVE

| News


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

Westmoreland County fireman dies after motorcycle crash

Daily Photo Galleries

Friday, July 11, 2014, 2:24 p.m.
 

A firefighter from Hempfield died after a motorcycle accident in Hempfield Township Thursday afternoon.

Joseph Muller, 54, was riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle south on Route 119 at about 2:40 p.m. according to state police. As he approached an intersection, a Toyota sport utility vehicle driven by William Mclay, 67, of Hempfield pulled in front of him from Bothwell Road.

Muller struck the car and was thrown from his motorcycle.

He was taken to UPMC Presbyterian in Pittsburgh, where he died at 9:12 p.m., according to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office.

Muller was a longtime volunteer with the Fort Allen Fire Department in Hempfield.

Fellow firefighters declined to comment on his death at his family's request but posted an announcement on the department's Facebook page:

“It is with sad news the Fort Allen VFD reports the passing of Life Member Joe Muller Sr. Mr. Muller held numerous positions within the department, both on the Board and Line Officer. ... The fire service has lost a dedicated brother fireman.”

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Steelers notebook: Defense has a retro feel
  2. No decision yet on charges against elderly driver who struck and killed pregnant woman
  3. Committee looks into beneficial uses of coal ash
  4. Icy roads cause accidents, slow traffic across Western Pa.
  5. UPMC researcher died of acute cyanide poisoning, medical examiner says
  6. Stakes high as ex-Saints receiver Moore faces his former team
  7. Photo of suspect in Greendale Tavern burglary/fire released
  8. Washington Co. couple sues Range Resources over drilling, water
  9. Ray Rice wins appeal, suspension vacated
  10. Ambridge police chief went undercover in attempt to catch person who robbed 2 people at knifepoint
  11. Witnesses help identify 2nd teen charged in killing Andre Roberts
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.