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Man killed in hit-and-run in Pittsburgh neighborhood

PITTSBURGH — A man died after he was hit by a vehicle, which then took off, Friday morning in Pittsburgh’s Manchester neighborhood, police said.

The hit-and-run was reported just after 7 a.m. on Chateau Street at Columbus Avenue.

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Someone driving in the area saw the man and pulled over to call 911, police said. That person did not witness the man being hit. Police later said they were looking for a grey or gunmetal grey sedan with tinted windows, possibly a Volvo vehicle.

When police got to the scene, the man was on the road in traumatic arrest, authorities said. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly after 7:30 a.m. He has been identified as 33-year-old Richard Faessel of Oakdale.

Anyone with information is asked to call Pittsburgh police headquarters at 412-323-7800.

People in the area said drivers often speed and they are fed up with it.

“We want a stop sign here. Not a stop light, a stop sign. We need to get this reconfigured now,” Renee Rosensteel, who lives in the area, said.

Police compared Chateau Street to a race track, and they suspect speed might have been a factor in Friday’s accident.

Friday was not the first time a pedestrian has been hit on Chateau Street. In July, a woman was hit as she got off a bus about two blocks from the scene of Friday’s hit-and-run.


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