1 Dead After Motorcycle Crash In West Mifflin

WEST MIFFLIN (KDKA) — A local man is dead following a motorcycle crash Saturday morning in West Mifflin.

It happened just after 10 a.m. on Lebanon Church Road near Regis Street.

Authorities say the motorcyclist apparently lost control and hit a guide rail. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim has been identified by officials as 55-year-old Charles Mahan of Ingram.

An autopsy will be performed Sunday as Allegheny County police continue to investigate.

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  1. debbie munz says:

    I drove past that horrendous scene.Mr. Mahan lay on the street with a too small covering that sadly showed blood stained cloth for all to see.When I left a nearby store over one hour later, I was sickened to see he was still laying on the street. I s that a typical response time for our county coroner’s office,and if so,then at least do a better job at respecting a person’s body.

    1. Jeffrey Mataya says:

      One Hour.. Heck..Nooo it was a Horrible 3 Hrs + I unfortunately drove past this accident mins after it had happened, I saw this man, obviously dead laying on the road @ 10:20AM.. I drove past 3 hours later around 1:20 pm and he was STILL laying in the Roadway with a tarp covering his body. TOTAL DISGRACE to this Man and his Family!!! Probably waiting for the corner to finish his round of golf!
      God Bless this Mans Family.

    2. Local says:

      It’s likely that he was still there because…..
      The extent of his injuries and the fact that it was a fatal accident meant that the County had to be called and brought in.
      It takes time for County to respond to a scene like that (assuming they respond). Either way the scene has to be preserved until photographs are taken, everything is recorded and analysed.
      There’s a lot to do to make sure that everything is done correctly.

      Sadly these things do take time but it is time well spent.

  2. C Price says:

    We were from out of town and rode past at 12:30 and thought the accident just happen cause his body wa cover. Now that we found out it happen at 10. Why was the body still in the street?

  3. Marty says:

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  4. Craig says:

    Understand these things take time but my goodness get a tarp that fully covers the man up ,to lay there exposed for that amount of time is disrespectful in my view. God bless Mr. Mahan and his family.

  5. Ace Slick says:

    Now it comes out that he died from blunt force trauma to the head and he was NOT wearing a helmet. His choice. A bad choice, but his choice.

    1. S J says:

      It was actually blunt force trauma to the head, trunk, and extremities. I was also unfortunate enough to drive by the scene within two minutes of it happening and can say that the body showed obvious signs of this. Unfortunately a helmet would not have saved him. Anyone familiar with the area, and that center guide rail, could understand why.

  6. Jane Doe says:

    the comments are about a human being-dead-lying on the street, barely covered. and that way, for quite a few HOURS!!! The accident was reported & authorities showed up…they could have done a better job covering this DEAD HUMAN BEING, lying on the street for ALL(young & old) to see… DISRESPECT towards ALL. WHAT IF IT WAS YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNEW. THINK ABOUT IT

  7. burghbrat says:

    I was on foot within on hour of the accident. He was covered as best as they could. That type of horrific accident takes to to analyze the whats, hows, and so forth. My heart breaks for the family. But the coroner was there along with many other response personnel all doing their jobs. God bless those folks as well as their job sometimes is quite grim. And to those who think no helmet is foolish, to each their own. Unfortunately, a helmet wouldn’t have saved this man, based on the extent of his injuries. May he rest in peace.

  8. Judy says:

    Not only should this Man have been respected by covering his body but a tarp should have been put up around him so people couldn’t see a body under a tarp laying in the street. it was was very disturbing seeing him. I understand that it takes time to investigate but during this time, human decency should always pervail. God bless Mr. Mahan, may he rest in peace and God bless his loved ones.

  9. MAMACASS says:

    Just to let you people know who comment on us bikers who choose to not wear helmets, Mr Clean, as he is known to his friends, had a serious underlying medical condition which probably contributed to his accident. He was a bike enthusiast who rode all his life with care and caution. Don’t judge when you don’t know.

  10. kayla says:

    that was my grandfather. he had died from mutliple injuries that had happen due to the accident. the police did the best they could but there was a lot to handle and to cover. im sorry for those who has to see the body. but what happen was a horrible thing for me and my family.

  11. D.M.O. says:

    Aside from Kayla and MAMACASS, it seems as though there are quite a few unemployed folks who need to worry about driving to their jobs rather than pick on the folks who actually have and are doing one. Sorry they didn’t tailor it to your specific emotional needs. Concentrate on the road and your business in your vehicles before you cause another accident.
    Condolences to the family and friends who lost their loved one.

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