News: PSP trooper faces multiple citations after fatal Salem Township crash

WESTMORELAND COUNTY, PA — Multiple charges are being recommended against a Pennsylvania State Police trooper for his role in a fatal crash last August in Salem Township, reports WTAE.

The incident occurred on State Route 66 on Wednesday, August 17 of 2022, just after 6:30 a.m.

According to authorities, a 56-year-old Pitcairn man was behind the wheel of a vehicle that was stopped in the far-right lane at a steady red light. At one point, his car was hit from the back by a vehicle driven by 27-year-old Tyler Strini, of Homer City, an off-duty PSP trooper.

The victim, identified as John Farally Sr., a member of the Glassport Volunteer Fire Department, was rushed to an area hospital. He was pronounced deceased the next day.

Strini was also taken to the hospital for a minor injury.

An online docket indicates Strini is to be cited for several summary traffic violations which include reckless driving, careless driving, and speeding.

In a statement, District Attorney Nicole Ziccarelli said that after a careful and thorough review, the evidence in this case “would not support a charge of homicide by vehicle.”

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