Community members are mourning the loss of two employees of Rialto, a popular Greensburg bar and restaurant, after a fatal crash in Hempfield on Sunday night.
Kirstin R. Kerrigan, 22, of Arona and Marc F. Delissio, 33, of Penn Township died after their car went off the road, struck multiple trees and overturned. A third woman, who was not identified, was taken to a Pittsburgh-area hospital, where she is listed in critical condition.
Workers at Baldy’s Original Pizza, a restaurant next to Rialto on West Otterman Street, described Kerrigan and Delissio as family. Kerrigan worked as a bartender at Rialto for about three years, owner John Rullo said.
She also worked as a server at Applebee’s in North Huntingdon, manager Chase Fraicola said.
“She was very hardworking,” Fraicola said. “She’s honestly one of the most hardworking employees I ever had.”
Fraicola said Kerrigan loved fashion and makeup, especially from Sephora.
“She had a kind soul, she would help anybody,” he said. “She was one of the good ones.”
Kerrigan was a coach and gymnast at Ultimate Gymnastics in Salem Township.
“Kirstin Kerrigan, you will truly be missed,” read a post on the Facebook page of the business. “You touched the lives of so many families. A beautiful gymnast and coach and woman, taken way too early and young. You will forever be missed. We will love you forever.”
Members of the gym and of Kerrigan’s family were not immediately available for comment.
Delissio worked security at Rialto for about a year and a half, Rullo said. According to his obituary, he was also employed as a contractor after graduating from Virginia Tech in 2008.
In his free time, Delissio enjoyed art, watching the Steelers and working on cars, particularly on welding and fabrication.
Family members declined to comment.
“They’re all good people. It’s just very tragic,” said Rullo, adding that employees at the restaurant are mourning and keeping family members in their prayers.
According to the Westmoreland County Coroner’s Office, Delissio was driving a 2018 Dodge Charger west on Baughman Hollow Road when it crossed the center line into the opposite lane, eventually overturning. Delissio died at the scene. Paramedics took Kerrigan to Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital in Greensburg, where she died.
The crash was reported at 8:30 p.m. at 1244 Baughman Hollow Road.