Parkway West Crash Victim Dies

By: Jim Lokay
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(Photo Credit: KDKA)

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The driver in a crash that closed the Parkway West inbound for several hours has died.

Police have identified the driver as 22-year-old Andrew Hetzer. He was ejected about 100-feet from his 1990 Chevy Lumina after it flipped several times. State police say speed was the cause of the accident.

“Over the posted speed limit, in the left lane traveling too close to the jersey barrier, didn’t want to hit it, jerked the wheel … vehicle ended up on the embankment, then it flipped back onto the parkway multiple times,” State Trooper Robin Mungo said.

As inbound traffic stopped, outbound traffic slowed because of rubberneckers. It took more than two hours to clear the wreckage and to get traffic moving again.

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