SUV crashes off hillside in Penn Hills |

SUV crashes off hillside in Penn Hills

Brian C. Rittmeyer
An SUV crashed over a hillside on Brushton Avenue in Penn Hills on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019.

An SUV that crashed over a steep hillside in Penn Hills early Thursday morning came dangerously close to hitting a house.

The crash happened shortly after 4 a.m. on Brushton Avenue, the Trib’s news partner, WPXI-TV, reported.

Brushton was closed between Myrtle and Pine streets while crews removed the vehicle. Brush and tree stumps on the hill complicated removing the SUV, the station reported. The road has since been reopened.

Trees were credited with stopping the SUV from hitting a home.

Police at the scene did not release any information on the driver’s condition or how the crash happened, WPXI reported.

Brian C. Rittmeyer is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Brian at 724-226-4701, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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