• Funeral procession for Tarentum junior firefighter killed in crash


    TARENTUM, Pa. - Family, friends and fellow firefighters are remembering a young man killed in a car crash earlier this week.

    A funeral procession that included 35 engine companies made its way from the funeral home in Tarentum to Trinity United Methodist Church in Brackenridge, where a funeral service was held Saturday night for Mikey Zier.

    A parade of engines accompanied the body of the 17-year-old, who was killed in a horrific car crash last week.

    The funeral procession was led by a firetruck carrying Mikey Zier's casket, followed by more than 30 fire engines from all over the area.


    The procession route began at Dusters Funeral Home and proceeded through town, passing by the Summit Hose Company, where Zier was a junior firefighter.

    “Amazing Grace” could be heard as mourners lined the streets to pay their last respects to the firefighter.

    Zier was traveling in a car with his girlfriend and her mother on Golden Mile Highway on Sunday when they were struck head-on.

    Mikey and his girlfriend's mother, Beth Ann Bevridge, died in the crash.

    Zier died just weeks before the start of his senior year of high school.

    Friends and family gathered at Trinity United Methodist Church following the procession.



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