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Police: Alcohol Believed To Be Factor In Fatal Penn Hills Crash

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PENN HILLS (KDKA) -- Police believe alcohol was a factor in a fatal crash in Penn Hills on Thursday.

It happened around 4:30 p.m. on Frankstown Road near the Advanced Auto Parts store.

Allegheny County Police say it appears a 48-year-old man driving a pickup truck was traveling eastbound on Frankstown Road when he crossed the center line and crashed into a Nissan SUV.

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The pickup truck driver was transported to a local hospital and was last reported to be in stable condition.

The 33-year-old driver of the Nissan SUV was transported to a local hospital where he died from his injuries. The Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office identifies the victim as Steven Prazenica of Allison Park. He was pronounced dead just after 5:20 p.m.

The investigation is ongoing, but police believe alcohol was a factor for the pickup truck driver.

Anyone with information on this crash is asked to call police at 1-833-255-8477.

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