• Friends remember woman killed in Hazelwood crash as devoted leader

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    PITTSBURGH - A young mother and local football coach was killed in a crash Tuesday on a busy and icy Pittsburgh street.

    It's not the only crash that has happened in that Hazelwood spot.

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    "Tricia was an amazing person,” said Teresa Conn, a friend.

    Tricia Rattigan was a beloved member of the Pittsburgh Passion women’s football team.

    A mother of two, Rattigan always brought her youngest son to practices and games.

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    "She was great with Xavier. To see them before the games  throwing around the football on the field, it was amazing to see her interact with him,” said Jaharia Filmore, a fellow coach.


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    Rattigan died Tuesday when she was driving on Irvine Street, hit some ice around 6 a.m, lost control and crashed into a tree.  The road was closed for several hours while police investigated and crews cleaned up.

    There was another crash in the same spot Wednesday morning.

    People who live around there told Channel 11 it can be a problem spot for drivers.

    "She was a giver and a bright light and a good soul and we were blessed to have her,” Conn said.


     

     

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