N. Hills Man Charged in Fatal West Mifflin Crash

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Crime and Police News

An Avalon man faces a preliminary hearing Friday in connection with the death of a McKeesport woman in a traffic accident.

Robert L. Darrisaw Jr., 23, is being held in the Allegheny County Jail in lieu of $50,000 cash bond, court records indicate.

Allegheny County police charged Darrisaw on Oct. 12. In a statement, county police Lt. Andrew Schurman said that Darrisaw has been identified as the driver of a car that broadsided another vehicle near the intersection of Lebanon Church Road and Buttermilk Hollow Road in West Mifflin just before 4 a.m. Sept. 23.

A passenger in that second car, Marlee Anne Hill, 19, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver and another passenger were injured, police said.

Darrisaw is charged by county police with driving under the influence, homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence, aggravated assault by vehicle while driving under the influence, involuntary manslaughter, and recklessly endangering another person, as well as multiple traffic violations.

Schurman said Darrisaw surrendered to police without incident.

Originally published October 17, 2018.

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