Dormont Police Chase Ends In Fatal Crash

DORMONT (KDKA) – A police chase turned into a fatal crash early Monday morning in Dormont.

According to police, the chase started around 12:30 a.m. after 40-year-old Daniel Arch fled the scene of a two-car accident on West Liberty Avenue.

Arch did not have a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license.

“My officer pursued the vehicle,” Dormont Police Sgt. James Burke said. “The pursuit went down to the entrance of I-279 where Mr. Arch traveling at a pretty decent speed lost control of the van – subsequently ejected from the van.”

Arch lost control of his van as he tried to merge onto the Parkway West near the Fort Pitt Tunnel.

The van struck a concrete barrier, rolled onto the driver’s side and slid for several hundred feet before coming to rest.

Dormont police say they aren’t sure why Arch left the scene. Arch was not wearing a seatbelt and died as a result of the injuries sustained in the crash.

State police are handling the investigation. They’re looking into exactly how fast Arch was traveling when the situation happened.

Comments

One Comment

  1. whiskey6 says:

    tough luck

  2. me says:

    run from the police thats what u get tough luck

  3. Shelly says:

    Keep your ignorant comments to yourself. I have known the entire Arch family since I was a kid. If it was someone in your family you wouldn’t be making those comments!

  4. critter says:

    not ignorant. just the obvious.

  5. snuffy says:

    All I know is that Dormont cop Burke is an ignorant a-hole! He likes to yell at women, like a drill instructor would. This is based on a case about 15 years ago.

  6. Susan George says:

    Why do we have to say anything we weren’t there so we should keep our comments to ourselves.

  7. Bob says:

    I graduated with Dan from Keystone Oaks High School and although I didn’t know him that well, what I do remember is him being kinda quiet and not a trouble maker at all. God bless Dan and his family

  8. lauren d idiot says:

    No he was a loser just like you.

  9. ANGEL says:

    TO MR ARCH R.I.P.
    TO THE FAMILY: GOD BLESS AND MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES
    ITS BEEN A ROUGH COUPLE MONTHS: HANG IN THERE

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