Friends remember 3 women killed in Bethel Park crash

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UPDATE 3:34 p.m. (July 28)

Paige Smith's funeral will be held at Dave Henney Funeral Home in South Park In lieu of flowers, donations and monetary gifts can be made payable through PNC Bank to Adriana Redhawk, who is Paige's daughter. All funds will be used to help better Adriana's life and provide necessities for her.

UPDATE 11 p.m. (July 25)

Family and friends are mourning three young women killed in a horrific crash in Bethel Park.

Three of the four people in the car chronicled their night of partying on Snapchat.

Even though the videos are on social media, we aren't showing them out of respect for their families.

But we can show you a screen grab, showing a bottle of vodka in the center console of the car.

"It was very tragic," said Randy Chalus, who worked with one of the victims, Heather Camisa, 17, at Dorido's in South Park. "Heather was a very good worker. She definitely did her job very well. A sweetheart. She was trying to do the best she could for herself."

Chalus also worked with another of the victims, Paige Smith, 21, who leaves behind a 3-year-old daughter.
 
"She was a bubbly personality, very personable with people who came in," he said. "For every action there's consequences. You have to make smart decisions in life. You make one bad decision, you don't get a second chance."

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UPDATE 3 p.m.

Three women who were killed in a crash Tuesday morning have been identified.

Paige Smith, Bianca Herwig and Heather Camisa died when the SUV they were in crashed into a telephone pole and became entangled in fallen power lines.

Brooke Molner survived and is in the intensive care unit at UPMC Mercy.

A bouquet of red roses now sits at the exact spot where the crash happened.

Police sources confirm to Channel 11 that Smith, Herwig and Molner were at several South Side bars Monday night.

Allegheny County police are looking at videos posted to social media that appear to show the women drinking vodka inside the car while driving.

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At some point, they picked up Camisa, 17, before crashing into a telephone pole on Library Road in Bethel Park.

Channel 11 has learned Smith was the one behind the wheel and sources say she had a suspended driver's license.

She leaves behind a young daughter.

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Three women were killed and another was injured in a crash early Tuesday morning in Bethel Park, officials said.

The single-vehicle crash was reported just before 1 a.m. on Library Road, between Brightwood Road and Sarah Street. Officials said the SUV crashed into a telephone pole and became entangled in fallen power lines.

Four women were in the SUV at the time of the crash. One of the women, a 21-year-old passenger, was ejected upon impact and was taken to a hospital, where she was listed in critical condition.

Police said the 21-year-old driver and a passenger died at the scene. A third woman, 23, died at a hospital.

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Investigators said the SUV was traveling at a high rate of speed at the time of the crash, and evidence indicates that alcohol might have been a factor in the crash.

A portion of Library Road was closed for several hours while first responders and a medical examiner were at the scene.

Power was knocked out in the area where the crash happened, but was restored by about 5 a.m.


 

 

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