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Woman dies in crash on Liberty Avenue in Strip District

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Sunday, March 2, 2014, 8:45 a.m.

A Beaver Falls woman died when she crashed her car into a utility pole along Liberty Avenue in the Strip District on Sunday morning, authorities said.

The Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office identified the driver as Melissa Tates, 34. She crashed into a pole at 17th Street about 7:10 a.m. Paramedics took her to UPMC Mercy, Uptown.

Police temporarily closed Liberty from 16th to 21st streets while extricating Tates from the vehicle and attempting to save her.

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