PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A man killed in a fiery crash in Downtown Pittsburgh was remembered in a special way Tuesday night at PNC Park.
Greg Scavincky was well-loved. His friends and family say they’ll miss his personality the most. They say the 28-year-old was the life of the party, everybody’s friend and a huge Pirates fan.READ MORE: Pittsburghers Have Mixed Reactions To Weekend Traffic Restrictions On East Carson Street
Scavincky might be gone, but he has certainly not been forgotten. Before the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Scavincky’s family and friends held a tailgate party.
“The outpouring has been overwhelming the last 17 to 18 days,” said Bill Scavincky Sr., Greg’s father.
Scavincky, who was from Penn Trafford, was killed in a car accident on Aug. 1. A friend of his, who was driving, was also killed.
Investigators say their car went out of control at an underpass on 2nd Avenue Downtown, and then burst into flames.
“You put the game face on now, but when everybody is gone, you’re with him and the memories,” said Bill.READ MORE: Man Accused Of Beating His 5-Year-Old Son To Death With Baseball Bat Could Face Death Penalty
Scavincky was an avid Pirates fan, so his sister reached out to the organization to see how they could help keep his memory alive.
Family members had the chance to stand on the field before the National Anthem was sung and a picture of “Scuz,” Greg’s nickname, was pulled up on the big screen. A couple players showed their support, too.
“This is honestly, I think, the best thing that could have happened to my family to help us get through this time. It’s been a very difficult time for us,” said Krissy Lamanna, Greg’s sister.
Around 460 people bought tickets to support Scavincky and were sectioned off in the stands.
“Glad my brother is getting his day of recognition, really does mean a lot to us,” said Bill Scavincky Jr., Greg’s brother.
“He really lived life to the fullest,” Krissy said. “I’ve heard someone say he lived 80 years in 20 years, and I really do believe that – live life to the fullest.”MORE NEWS: Upper St. Clair Family Starts Non-Profit Organization To Honor Son Who Died Of Kidney Disease