PITTSBURGH - A new arrest has been made in the death of a Mt. Lebanon High School graduate.
Clinton Seymour died of a head injury he sustained in a street fight in Charleston, South Carolina, last month.
According to WCSC, police have charged Dalton Clark, 24, with involuntary manslaughter.
Peter John Dudinyak, Jr., 26, of Mount Pleasant, was initially charged with assault and battery in the incident but the charges have been dismissed.
Charleston police said Seymour, who was a week shy of his 28th birthday, was with two friends walking down the street when someone made a joke. Another group of men heard the joke and an argument started.
Hundreds of people were at PNC Park on Monday for a memorial service in memory of Seymour.
Seymour was buried in South Carolina last week, where his parents now live, but a number of friends and family wanted a chance to celebrate his life in Pittsburgh.
“He was one of the funniest kids I know,” said Seymour’s friend Bill Leckenby on Monday.
Leckenby said they started playing baseball together when they were 7 and remained close until Seymour’s death.
“He was just a great guy with a great family. It’s really sad what happened. It’s a shame,” Leckenby said.
Pirates' Neil Walker was at the memorial on Monday.
The young baseball star and his wife flew to Charleston to be with Seymour in the hospital after the fight. Seymour and Walker played baseball together on Amateur Athletic Union teams.
Pirates Chaplain Father Thomas Burke married Walker and said Seymour was in his wedding.
“It seems like family and friends came together to share stories and the life that Clint had had a positive impact on people.
Following Seymour’s death, Walker released the following statement:
“Clint was a dear, special friend to me and my wife Niki. He always had a smile on his face and his charisma and heart lifted up so many people. He will be missed dearly by so many, but we will celebrate the memories and good years we had with him while he was on this earth.”
Prior to his move to South Carolina, Seymour worked at SOHO on the North Shore and for Pirates Charities.
“He was very personable and never in a bad mood. He was always happy and could make your crappy day turn into a good one,” said SOHO General Manager Karen Weil.
Seymour graduated from Mt. Lebanon High School in 2004 and went on to play baseball at Eastern Kentucky University.
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