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.READ MORE: WVU Medicine Extends Deadline For All Employees To Be Vaccinated
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.READ MORE: Giant Eagle Looking To Fill More Than 1,000 Permanent Jobs
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.MORE NEWS: Pittsburgh Weather: Wind And Light Drizzle Expected On Tuesday
Anyone with information on the crash is asked to contact the Allegheny County Police Tip Line at 1-833-ALL-TIPS.