LOWER BURRELL (KDKA) – A man is facing DUI charges after a woman fell from a moving pickup truck and suffered fatal injuries.
According to police, the incident happened near the intersection of Wildlife Lodge Road and Route 56 in Lower Burrell around 11:30 p.m.
Michele Kerr, 49, was rushed to Allegheny Valley Hospital, where she was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.
Investigators believe an argument started between Kerr and the driver, 51-year-old James Jenniches. It appears Kerr got out of the vehicle and climbed on the truck bed’s cover.
Jenniches may have pulled away, which caused Kerr to fall and hit her head.
Sources tell KDKA Jenniches stayed at the scene and tried to help Kerr.
Currently, Jenniches has been charged with DUI. Court records indicate this is Jenniches’s fourth DUI-related charge.
Meanwhile, investigators are checking with surrounding businesses for any possible surveillance video.
The investigation is ongoing.