Passenger Testifies In Mt. Lebanon Fatal Pedestrian Accident Case

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A trial for the man accused of hitting and killing a mother as she was pushing her two young children in a stroller in Mt. Lebanon continued Tuesday.

Benjamin Cope allegedly ran a stop sign at the intersection of Washington and Beadling Roads and hit Lisa Styles.

Carl Denig was a passenger in the vehicle at the time of the accident. His videotaped testimony was played for jurors on Tuesday.

When talking about Styles just after the accident, Denig said, “We locked eyes and it was sort of a moment of shared horror.”

He and Cope had been smoking marijuana while partying the night before the accident.

Right after the accident, Cope asked him if he should throw something out of the vehicle, or if Denig could throw something out of the vehicle.

As a result, Denig felt that Cope must have had drugs on him in the SUV at the time.

On Monday, 911 tapes were played from the day of the accident.

The trial is expected to last all week.

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