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Morning Summary: 1 Airlifted from Washington Township Crash

Here are some of the latest news from this morning, Tuesday, June 18, 2024.

1 plane flown out of Washington Township crash site

One person was injured in an accident between a three-axle truck and a sedan in Washington Township on Tuesday morning.

According to local police, a passenger in the sedan was flown by rescue helicopter to a local trauma center for treatment.

According to a Westmoreland County emergency dispatcher, the accident was reported shortly after 6 a.m. on Route 380 near Seventh Street Road.

The rescue workers left the scene of the accident at around 7:30 a.m.

Police said they would investigate the accident on Tuesday morning. Further details were not immediately available.


Pittsburgh police arrest two people and find stolen car and two weapons

Pittsburgh police arrested two men on receiving stolen goods and other violations after discovering a stolen car and a stolen gun near the scene of a fight on Wright’s Way in the city’s South Side Flats neighborhood early Monday.

At approximately 2:15 a.m., patrol officers discovered a fight involving four people after hearing a gunshot from a parking lot at the corner of Wright’s Way and South 18th Street. Others were observed running from the scene.

After interviewing some of those involved and reviewing city camera footage, police arrested 30-year-old Rayshan Hammond of Penn Hills. Police also found a stolen gun under a vehicle.

About half an hour later, police saw another man returning to a vehicle reported stolen in Detroit, Michigan, in the parking lot with a gun sticking out from under the driver’s seat.

Andre Yates, 24, of Pittsburgh, was then arrested. He was accused of receiving stolen goods and illegal possession of a firearm, among other things.

In addition to violating the Stolen Property Act, Hammond was charged with aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person, unlawful carrying of a firearm, and disorderly conduct.

According to court documents, Yates is also charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to resell and several traffic violations in connection with another incident in the city on March 1.

At his arraignment, he was denied bail and remanded to the Allegheny County Jail pending a preliminary hearing on June 26.

Further details about the charges against Hammond were not immediately available.

Jeff Himler is a TribLive reporter who covers the Greater Latrobe, Ligonier Valley, Mt. Pleasant Area and Derry Area school districts and their communities. He also covers transportation issues. He has been a journalist for more than three decades and enjoys covering local history. You can reach him at [email protected].

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