Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Taxi Driver Turns Himself in on Charges of Killing Pedestrian

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Taxi Driver Turns Himself in on Charges of Killing Pedestrian

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A taxi driver from Washington County turned himself in to police Monday morning in connection with the death Downtown in March of a pedestrian from Carnegie.

Pittsburgh police said Dale Dern turned himself in at 10 a.m. at the Pittsburgh Municipal Court Building, Downtown, to face charges of homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence, involuntary manslaughter and related charges.

Police said Mr. Dern, 61, of Bulger, was driving a cab for Veterans Taxi on March 17 when his taxi turned onto Liberty Avenue from Sixth Street near Heinz Hall and hit Jaafar Bey, 55, and an unidentified 27-year-old man, who were on the sidewalk.

Mr. Bey, a musician and a cook, died at the scene. The unidentified man sustained serious injuries to his lower extremities.

Mr. Dern told investigators that a car ran a red light at the intersection, and to avoid it, he steered hard to the left. …

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