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Valley News Dispatch

Lower Burrell man dies from injuries in Saturday night crash

Brian C. Rittmeyer
| Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, 2:18 p.m.
Jeffrey Emerson West
Jeffrey Emerson West

A 54-year-old Lower Burrell man died from injuries suffered in an auto accident in Lower Burrell on Saturday, according to his obituary.

Jeffrey Emerson West died shortly before midnight Saturday at Allegheny Valley Hospital following the incident about an hour earlier along Route 56, the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office said.

Lower Burrell police Chief Tim Weitzel said West was injured in a “single vehicle traffic collision.”

Weitzel said West was driving west on Route 56 and struck a large Rite Aid sign.

“What caused this has not been determined,” the chief said.

An investigation is underway.

According to his obituary, West was a graduate of Burrell High School and a lifelong resident of the community. He graduated from Citizens General Hospital’s School of Nursing and worked for UPMC St. Margaret.

West and his former wife, Sharon Janosky West, had two sons, Cody West, of Arnold, and Evan West, of State College.

“Jeff was an organ donor and would be proud to know that his gifts will be greatly appreciated by others,” his obituary said.

Visitation for West will be from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Rusiewicz of Lower Burrell Funeral Home, 3124 Leechburg Road. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Puckety Presbyterian Church in Lower Burrell.

Burial will be private at Puckety Church Cemetery in Lower Burrell.

Staff writer Chuck Biedka contributed. Brian Rittmeyer is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Brian at 724-226-4701, brittmeyer@tribweb.com or via Twitter @BCRittmeyer.

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