HAMPTON TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — Allegheny County Police are investigating after a two-vehicle crash sent two people to the hospital, where one victim died, this afternoon in Hampton Township.
According to police, the crash happened just after 1:30 p.m. in the area of Route 8 and Mount Royal Boulevard.
Both drivers were taken to local hospitals. A 77-year-old man who was in a minivan died at the hospital. He was later identified as Raymond Anderson.
The other man involved, a 35-year-old driving a BMW, is in stable condition.
They were the sole occupants of each vehicle, police said.
Homicide detectives and crash reconstructionists are investigating at the scene.
Investigators say the BMW was traveling south on Route 8 when a witness reported the 35-year-old driving erratically. Police say he then crossed the center line and struck the minivan driven by the 77-year-old at a high rate of speed.
Police say investigators will consult with the DA’s office to see if any charges are warranted.
PennDOT has closed Route 8 between Wildwood Road and Mount Royal Boulevard while police investigate and clear the scene.
Hampton: 4500 block Route 8 – two vehicle crash with injuries; responders on scene. William Flynn Hwy (Rte 8) closed from Wildwood Rd Ext to Mt Royal Blvd.
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Commuters are being directed around the closure.
Anyone with information on the crash is asked to contact the Allegheny County Police Tip Line at 1-833-ALL-TIPS.