1 killed, 3 injured in chain reaction crash in East Pittsburgh



EAST PITTSBURGH - One person was killed and three others were injured in a chain reaction crash Friday night.

The accident happened at the intersection of Route 30 and Center Avenue in East Pittsburgh.

Officials said an elderly man was killed and a paramedic and police officer were injured.   Another person was taken to the hospital, according to dispatchers.
The medical examiner’s office has identified the elderly man as Albert Muhlenbecher of East Pittsburgh.

According to our partners at the Tribune-Review, the victim who died was 86 years old.

Three vehicles were involved in the crash, officials said.

Earl Kauffman who lives nearby told Channel 11 he heard a loud noise and rushed out to find a woman's white car almost up against his house.

As Kauffman ran to help the woman, he said police showed up and tried to help a man in the red car, who they said was unconscious.  The next thing Kauffman knew, a paramedic was on the ground.

“In all the excitement, he jumped out, and the ambulance wasn't in park.  I don't think they realized it. I heard a noise, and I looked and he's on the ground.  Police are running over to pick him up and another cop,” said Kauffman.

Roads in the area were shut down due to the crash.