1 person dead, 2 hospitalized after crash involving cement truck in South Side

PITTSBURGH — One person died and two others were taken to a hospital after a cement truck was involved in a multi-vehicle crash Monday morning in Pittsburgh’s South Side, officials said.

The crash, which involved a minivan, the cement truck and a parked car, happened shortly before 7:30 a.m. in the area of South 18th and Crosman streets.

The van and truck collided head on. The van then struck the unoccupied car that was parked along the street.

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Police said a passenger in the van was killed. Paramedics pulled the driver of the van out of the vehicle and took him to a hospital in critical condition.

The driver of the truck was also taken to a hospital after getting out on his own, police said.

South 18th Street is closed in both directions.