Charges pending results of toxicology tests in Rayburn crash
State police are awaiting toxicology results to determine if alcohol was a factor in a three-vehicle crash that injured three people last week on Route 28/66 in Rayburn.
The accident happened just before 6 p.m. Friday when a Chevy pickup heading south on the road sideswiped a Dodge pickup heading in the opposite direction. The Chevy, driven by Ronald Cox of Kittanning, then collided head-on with a Subaru Outback in the northbound lane driven by Keith Alcibade of Ford City.
The incident happened near Mechling Road, about five miles north of Route 85.
Cox and Alcibade were taken to Pittsburgh hospitals by helicopter, according to state police. A 7-year-old child, whose name was not released, was taken by helicopter to Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh.
“It was a horrendous crash. But everyone is going to live, from what we're told,” said Cpl. Christopher Robbins of the state police in Kittanning.
The Dodge pickup's driver, David Kline of Ford City, was not hospitalized, according to Robbins.
“He was lucky, but his vehicle was totaled. I think he was shook up mostly,” he said.
Rayburn and Valley volunteer firefighters redirected traffic off the road, which was closed until nearly midnight as crews cleaned up the crash site.
Robbins said it could take up to a month for police to get results of toxicology tests. Charges are pending results of those tests, he said.
Julie E. Martin is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-543-1303, ext. 1315, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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