New Kensington woman dies in Springdale Township wreck

Springdale Township, Pa. – (Original Story) Freeport Road in Springdale Township closed about 3:30 pm for a fatal motor vehicle crash involving a passenger vehicle and a tractor trailer.

(UPDATE @ 10:57 pm) The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the victim of Thursday’s afternoon crash as Katherine Davis, 89, of New Kensington. Davis was driving a Subaru SUV when the crash occurred. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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According to radio reports, one woman was pinned under the vehicle as 4 people tried to hold the vehicle up to free the woman. Traffic in the area is being detoured around the crash scene expected to be closed for several hours. Radio reports indicated authorities were calling for the county coroner to come to the scene.

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