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Two Jefferson Hills Residents Killed in Rollover

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Jonathan Hernandez10 months ago

A fatal accident in Jefferson Hills forced the closure of Route 51 for several hours.

Details about the Fatal Accident

WPXI News is reporting that one of the northbound lanes and one of the southbound lanes of Route 51 in Jefferson Hills were closed on Monday morning as a result of a fatal accident.

Authorities have stated that emergency crews were called to the area of the accident at the 2200 block of the road shortly after 7 a.m. The rollover accident happened in the northbound lanes near the exit ramps at Ridge Road.

The Jefferson Hills police have stated that one of the occupants in the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Another passenger in the vehicle was taken to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Police have said that the vehicle was speeding when it lost control, striking a curb before landing on its roof and ejecting both drivers.

Important Information about Motor Vehicle Accidents

According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are tens of thousands of wrongful deaths every year in the United States:

  • 32,675 people were killed in motor vehicle accidents in the United States in 2013.
  • 6.1 million crashes were reported to the police in 2014.
  • In 2014, a total of about 2.3 million people were injured in motor vehicle accidents.

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