News: Pedestrian critically hurt in Monaca crash, DUI suspect charged

BEAVER COUNTY, PA — A 40-year-old man was severely injured Saturday night when he was hit by a vehicle while in a Monaca crosswalk, according to WPXI.

Authorities said the incident occurred at the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and 6th Street.

Preliminary details indicate the man, Christopher Alexander, had been walking home from the American Legion. While traveling in a marked crosswalk at the intersection, he was struck by a car.

Alexander was rushed to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital with several serious injuries, including a “shattered leg, internal bleeding, broken ribs and facial fractures.”

According to his family, the victim will require long-term care and faces years of recovery.

The driver, 29-year-old Carly Lescallette, now faces multiple charges, including “aggravated assault by vehicle while driving under the influence.” A criminal complaint indicates the suspect consumed multiple drinks before getting behind the wheel of her car that night. Officials noted her blood alcohol content was double the legal limit, falling between .13% and .16%.  A warrant was out for arrest.

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