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McKeesport Woman Killed in Wreck; Driver Faces Charges

By Staff Reports
The Tube City Almanac
September 23, 2018
Posted in: Crime and Police News

A McKeesport woman died Sunday morning when the car in which she was a passenger was struck by another vehicle near Allegheny County Airport.

Marlee Anne Hill, 19, was pronounced dead at the scene, the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office said. The accident happened just before 4 a.m.

Allegheny County police Lt. Andrew Schurman said in a prepared statement that Hill was in the back seat of a Volkswagen Jetta sedan that was stopped at the three-way intersection of Lebanon Church Road, Buttermilk Hollow Road and MacArthur Drive.

According to police, investigators believe that a Chevrolet Sonic sedan traveling east --- toward Dravosburg --- left the road and broadsided the car in which Hill was a passenger.

The driver of the Chevy was a 23-year-old man, Schurman said, who was injured in the crash. His name was not released but Schurman said police expect to file charges against him in connection with the collision.

The Volkswagen's driver, along with a second passenger in that car, were taken to local hospitals, Schurman said. Their names and conditions were not released.

According to a Facebook page identified as Hill's, she was a 2017 graduate of Penn Hills High School.

Allegheny County homicide detectives and accident investigators from the county police collision reconstruction unit were at the scene for several hours Sunday morning. Lebanon Church Road reopened around 9 a.m., emergency personnel said.

Witnesses who may have additional information are being asked to call Allegheny County police at 1-833-ALL-TIPS. Callers may remain anonymous.

Originally published September 23, 2018.

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