By Kym Gable

MONROEVILLE (KDKA) — What started as an accident investigation may turn into a criminal investigation for Monroeville police.

A pick-up truck careened through a yard at the corner of Center and McKenzie Street. It took out a stop sign, trees and smashed through a jersey barrier on the PA turnpike below.

Police say they found at least 50 empty and unopened beer cans in the trunk. They strongly believe alcohol may have been a factor.

Both police and neighbors say it’s unbelievable no one else was hurt because the truck went across both lanes. The turnpike was shut down for about an hour.

The driver, a 47-year-old man from Delmont, is in serious condition at Mercy Hospital.