Police: Speed a factor in fatal crash along Route 40 in Fayette
State police at Belle Vernon said speed was a factor in a crash late Sunday that killed a Uniontown woman who lost control of her sport utility vehicle along National Pike in Fayette County.
Christy M. Moody, 29, was pronounced dead at the scene of the 11:39 p.m. accident by Deputy Coroner Robert Furin. The accident occurred near the Brownsville Drive-In in Redstone.
Trooper Andre Stenson said Moody was traveling west at a high rate of speed in her 2003 Ford Escape when she went around a slight left curve and drove off the north side of the highway.
As Moody attempted to regain control, her SUV began to “flip and roll” numerous times across the eastbound lane of Route 40, off the south side, and through shrubbery, bushes and two mailboxes, Stenson said.
Police said the vehicle went airborne and struck an unoccupied, parked Chevrolet pickup truck before coming to rest atop a stack of split logs at a nearby residence.
Republic and Grindstone volunteer fire departments and Fayette and Brownsville Emergency Medical Services assisted state police at the scene.
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