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3 hurt in 3-vehicle Allegheny Township crash

Brian C. Rittmeyer
Brian C. Rittmeyer | Tribune-Review
Crews remove two of three vehicles that were damaged in a crash at Routes 56 and 356 in Allegheny Township on Saturday, July 6, 2019.
Brian C. Rittmeyer | Tribune-Review
Allegheny Township police said the driver of a Honda Civic ran a red light at Routes 56 and 356 and hit a box truck on Saturday, July 6, 2019.

One person was flown to a Pittsburgh hospital and two others also were hurt in a three-vehicle crash Saturday in Allegheny Township.

The crash happened around 10:45 a.m. at the intersection of routes 56 and 356.

According to township police Sgt. Dan Uncapher, Daniel Hoffman, 50, of Vandergrift was taken by helicopter to UPMC Presbyterian hospital in Pittsburgh. The severity of his injuries was not known.

Uncapher said Hoffman was driving a Honda Civic through the intersection on Route 56 toward Lower Burrell when he went through a red light and drove into the path of a box truck that had a green light and was making a left turn.

The driver of the box truck, Nathan Good-Twigg, 21, of Pittsburgh, was taken by ambulance to Allegheny Valley Hospital in Harrison, Uncapher said. A passenger, Edward Russell, 56, of Pittsburgh, was taken to UPMC Mercy hospital by ambulance.

After hitting the truck, Hoffman’s car then hit a GMC Acadia SUV stopped at a red light on Route 56 heading toward Leechburg.

The woman driving the SUV, Lori Rich, 39, of Allegheny Township, and two children, who were not identified, did not require medical treatment, Uncapher said.

Uncapher said the crash was under investigation and charges, if any, would be filed at a later date.

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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