Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

CITY/NORTH/SOUTH/EAST [Derived Headline]

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

CITY/NORTH/SOUTH/EAST [Derived Headline]

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CITY

Man dies of injuries from February crash

A Point Breeze man died Saturday of injuries he received in a car crash last month.

Alexander J. Chase, 24, was driving alone on Wilkins Avenue in Squirrel Hill Feb. 11 when his car ran into a tree, according to the Allegheny County medical examiner's office.

Motorist pleads guilty in fatal Lincoln Place crash

A Munhall man pleaded guilty Monday to homicide by vehicle in a deal with prosecutors after he initially claimed someone else was behind the wheel of his car when it crashed and killed a woman.

Timothy Lesko, 24, will spend two to four years in prison as part of the deal in which prosecutors dropped a charge of homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence. He also pleaded guilty to three counts of aggravated assault.

He faced a maximum sentence of nine years had he been convicted.

Authorities said Mr. Lesko was going nearly 70 mph when he slammed into another car in Lincoln Place after leaving the Elks Club in September 2009.

The crash killed 24-year-old Jessica Trail, who was seated in the front passenger seat of the car Mr. Lesko hit, and injured three others in the car. Mr. Lesko had a blood-alcohol content of 0.22, nearly four times the legal limit.

NORTH

Erie man dies in I-79 crash

An Erie man died when his car hit a guardrail on Interstate 79 in Mercer County Monday and flipped over several times.

State police said Craig L. Brown, 67, was driving south on the highway when he hit the railing near Exit 113 in Springfield shortly after 1 p.m. Mr. Brown, who was not wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead by Mercer County coroner Robert Snyder, officials said.

State police are investigating the cause of the crash.

Elderly man dies in fire

An 84-year-old man was killed in Lawrence County early Monday after being overcome by smoke from a fire smoldering in his bedroom.

Conway Brown was pronounced dead at his home in the 200 block of Worthington Avenue in Neshannock, said Capt. David Congini.

Capt. Congini said Mr. Brown's wife, Alvina, called 911 around 1:20 a.m. to report the fire and that she and her husband were trapped in the home. …

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