News: DUI suspect faces multiple charges after fatal crash in Butler Township

BUTLER COUNTY, PA — A 61-year-old man from Saxonburg died Tuesday night after a multi-vehicle crash in Butler Township that hurt three other people, including a DUI suspect, reports WPXI.

Butler Township Police said the fatal wreck occurred on the southbound lanes of Route 8 at Litman Road. It was first reported at 6:51 p.m.

According to officials, the man was a passenger in a Chevrolet Trailblazer that was stopped at the intersection’s red light. At one point, the vehicle was rear-ended by a southbound Ford Fusion driven by a 51-year-old woman. The Trailblazer was then pushed into a Chevrolet Malibu that was stopped at a red light on the northbound side.

The male passenger of the Trailblazer was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the Trailblazer, a 53-year-old woman, was rushed by medical helicopter to a Pittsburgh hospital. No details on her condition have been shared.

The Malibu’s 59-year-old male driver was also reported hurt, but the extent of his injuries remains unknown.

First responders also transported the causing driver to a hospital with unspecified injuries. She faces multiple charges, including homicide by vehicle, DUI, reckless driving, careless driving, and speeding.

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