Scott Smith ID’d as Man Killed in Route 56 Crash
Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania (September 18, 2018) – The man who was killed Sunday afternoon in a head-on collision on the Route 56 Bypass in Lower Burrell has been identified as Scott Smith, 33, of Rochester, Beaver County, according to Lower Burrell police.
The deadly accident occurred at about 12:15 p.m. Sunday, September 16 near the intersection of the Route 56 Bypass and Leechburg Road, near Rite Aid.
According to a local news source, a man was driving a Mitsubishi station wagon toward New Kensington on Route 56 when for an unknown reason he crossed over the center line and crashed into a Nissan SUV traveling toward Allegheny Township.
Police said a third vehicle traveling behind the Nissan was also involved in the accident.
Smith, who was a passenger in the Nissan, was airlifted to Allegheny Valley Hospital in Harrison, where he later succumbed to his injuries.
The man operating the Mitsubishi, the woman driving the Nissan and another male passenger in the Nissan all were transported to area hospitals with unspecified injuries. Their names have not yet been released.
Drugs or alcohol were not considered factors in the crash.
An investigation into the crash is ongoing.
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