Richland Township, PA (August 6, 2023) – The Allegheny County Medical Examiner confirmed that a 53-year-old woman from Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, lost her life as a result of a major truck accident that occurred on Friday, August 4.
At around 1:30 p.m., emergency officials were called to the scene of an accident that occurred in Richland Township.
Police reports indicate that a dump truck was traveling on Route 8 during the afternoon hours. For unknown reasons, the vehicle collided with two vehicles on the roadway between Kenneth Drive and Vista Vue Drive. The truck veered into the northbound lanes as a result of the collision and collided with two other vehicles.
The driver of one of the northbound vehicles, identified as a 53-year-old woman, was fatally injured in the accident. She was pronounced deceased by the county medical examiner.
At this time, the accident is being investigated.
Our sympathies are with the family of the woman who lost her life in this accident.
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