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Car crashes into McKeesport creek, crews work to rescue 2 trapped inside |

Car crashes into McKeesport creek, crews work to rescue 2 trapped inside

Natasha Lindstrom
Fire crews work to rescue two women whose car crashed into a creek Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019.

Two women were rescued after their car crashed over a hillside into a creek 30 feet below in McKeesport Tuesday night, Trib news partner WPXI reports.

Allegheny County officials reported a two-vehicle crash on Long Run Road near Walnut Street about 5:30 p.m.

The driver lost control and jumped the curb and several stone barriers.

Fire crews from McKeesport and the surrounding areas used a ladder truck like a crane to hoist a stretcher up to the road, WPXI reported.

Both women were rescued within about an hour. They were taken to a local hospital, where they are in critical condition, according to WPXI.

County officials said rescue efforts did not require any road closures.

McKeesport and Allegheny County Police are investigating.

Natasha Lindstrom is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Natasha at 412-380-8514, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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