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Police: Man crashes car into Pittsburgh auto body shop, jumps 30 feet off nearby overpass

PITTSBURGH — A man crashed his vehicle into a Pittsburgh auto body shop and then jumped about 30 feet off a nearby bridge Saturday afternoon, according to police.

Investigators said the incident happened around 2 p.m.

According to police, Anthony Terry came speeding down Boggs Avenue in a car and crashed into Flora Autobody, leaving a large hole that is now boarded up.

His passenger, the mother of his children, was seriously hurt and told investigators he was trying to kill them both.

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Three customer vehicles, mangled inside after the vehicle crashed right through the shop, a longtime business on Warrington Avenue in Beltzhoover.

The owner was too upset to comment but gave Channel 11 a look at the damage.

Surveillance video obtained by Channel 11 from a nearby business shows the car speeding down the road and then, the impact.

Court documents say the mother of his children was in the passenger seat.

She told officers the pair had separated and that he wanted to move back in. When she said no, that the kids were afraid of his actions, court documents said Terry, “stated that he would kill himself” and said “if he’s dying then she’s dying with him.”

After the crash, the video shows Terry running from the scene, back up Boggs Avenue.

Police say he climbed a hill and jumped from an overpass.

Both he and the woman were taken to the hospital.

No one else was hurt.