Morning Report: One person injured in crash on Duquesne Bridge; Garbage truck loses control in McKeesport
Here are some of the latest news from this morning, Tuesday, September 19:
One person was injured in a crash on the Fort Duquesne Bridge
One person was reported injured after a crash early Tuesday on the Fort Duquesne Bridge.
Crews responded around 3:30 a.m. in the southbound lanes, according to Tribune-Review news partner WTAE.
The victim was taken to the hospital. Their status is not provided.
Crews were able to evacuate the scene by 5 a.m
Garbage truck loses control in McKeesport
Disaster was narrowly averted Monday when a garbage truck ran off the road and into a McKeesport parking lot.
Big’s Sanitation truck was traveling down a ramp on 13th Street where it appeared to lose its brakes, according to Tribune-Review news partner WTAE.
No injuries were reported immediately.
The truck struck at least one vehicle after crossing Walnut Street before striking several other vehicles parked at Ryco Plumbing.
A garbage truck employee who was riding in the back managed to jump out of the swerving vehicle.
Police are searching for a missing Beechview teen
Pittsburgh police are asking for the public’s help in finding a teen who was last seen Saturday in Carrick.
Kahleem Morton, 13, is 5-foot-6, 200 pounds, and has dark, curly hair.
Police are searching for 13 year old Calem Morton who went missing from Beechview at 7pm on 9/15. He was last seen in Carrick on 16 September.
He is 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighs 200 pounds, and has dark curly hair and dark eyes. He was last wearing a black jacket and pants, and white Air Force One shoes.
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– Pittsburgh Police (@PghPolice) September 18, 2023
Police said he went missing around 7pm on Friday from the Beachview area.
Morton was wearing a black jacket, black pants and white Air Force One sneakers.
Police said he was known to frequent the South Side area.
Anyone with information is asked to call 911.
O’Hara sewer testing
Some residents in O’Hara may notice smoke near their homes Wednesday as the town conducts a sanitary sewer smoke test.
Testing will be conducted in the areas of Woodland Park, Glen Avenue, Sparrow Lane, Alsop Road and Villa Drive.
Testing will be conducted from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Town officials said the smoke was non-toxic.
Anyone who sees smoke coming from a fresh air vent or other connection in their home is asked to call the town at 412-784-1784, extension 206.
Some Pittsburgh public schools are working remotely
Students and staff at five Pittsburgh public schools will learn remotely Tuesday as their buildings serve as polling sites in Allegheny County’s special election.
Schools include Pittsburgh Schiller 6-8, Pittsburgh Spring Garden Early Childhood Center, Pittsburgh Spring Hill K-5, Pittsburgh Sunnyside PreK-8 and Pittsburgh Woolsler PreK-5.
Students will participate in synchronous learning.
The election will feature Republican Erin Connolly Autenrith of Shaler and Democrat Linsday Powell of Lawrenceville. They are vying to fill the vacancy left by Sarah Inamorato’s resignation in the 21st Legislative District, which includes Etna, Millvale, Reserve and Schaller, as well as parts of Pittsburgh.
Innamorato is vying for county executive in the fall.
Tawnya Panizzi is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tawnya via email at email@example.com or via Twitter .