A 64-year-old Penn Hills man pleaded guilty on Feb. 25 to vehicular homicide while driving under the influence in a plea deal negotiated by his attorney. The guilty plea is in connection to a 2013 drunk driving accident in O'Hara that resulted in the death of a 31-year-old Indiana Township man.
According to the assistant district attorney in charge of the case, the deadly collision occurred in the early morning hours of Feb. 24, 2013, in the northbound lanes of Route 28 near the Delafield exit. After leaving a party in Fox Chapel, the 64-year-old retired physical therapy assistant drove his vehicle southbound onto the Highland Park Bridge exit of Route 28 and into the northbound lanes of traffic. At approximately 12:30 a.m., the man nearly collided with a vehicle traveling northbound before crashing head-on into the vehicle behind it, killing the 31-year-old driver.