Passenger In Fatal Wilkinsburg Crash Identified
WILKINSBURG (KDKA) — His name was Orin Chatman of Kelly Street in Homewood, but on Facebook the 19-year-old went by “Woogie Wasyabodycount Chatman.”
His life ended in a crash in Wilkinsburg on Penn Avenue while allegedly running from police.
At 12:45 a.m. Monday, Zone 5 police officers in a van ran the plates on an Audi S6 sedan that Chatman was driving through Homewood.
Confirmation came back the Audi was stolen in a carjacking at gunpoint on February 25 on the South Side at Sidney and S. 20th streets.
Back in Homewood, an arriving police cruiser attempted to stop the Audi, but Chatman took off. Officers reported they quickly gave up the chase when they lost Chatman.
Less than a mile away, police say Chatman apparently lost control, crashing into a retaining wall at Penn and Montier in Wilkinsburg.
Little is left at the crash site except shattered glass, pieces of metal and plastic and a CD.
A woman who was a passenger in the Audi was taken to UPMC-Mercy Hospital where she died an hour later. She has been identified as 19-year-old Yvonne West.
City police are turning over their interviews with officers and other investigative materials to Allegheny County Homicide who will lead the investigation.