The intersection where the crash occurred
Another hit-and-run in Pittsburgh. Police on the look out for a white car with significant front-end damage
We have very little information at this point, but at 5am, 46-year old Homewood resident, James Price was struck from behind and killed by a hit-and-run driver on Penn Ave at Penfield Ct in Point Breeze.
Witnesses say that the driver was driving a white car, which “sped off toward East Liberty at about 60 mph” and now has front end damage. So far, a description of the driver has not been released.
As reported by WPXI, witness Kristen Green said that “on the side of the road was a bicycler. He had his headlight on and everything. Then two cars ahead of us, going 50 or 60 mph just blew him off his bike.”
Here are some links to some of the early reports coming in. We’ll keep our readers updated as more information of this tragedy unfolds.
If you see a white car with significant front end damage or information on the suspect, please call homicide detectives at 412-323-7800.
Mr. Price was the first person killed within Pittsburgh city limits while riding a bike since June 2010, when 6-year old Tyrique Snowden Hill was killed in Pittsburgh’s Knoxville neighborhood while riding his bike. Previous to that, Timothy Kish struck Rui Hui Lin in Oakland in 2009.
Our hearts go out to the victim, his family and friends.