Belle Vernon, PA – One Killed in Fatal Car Accident on I-70

Belle Vernon, PA – One Killed in Fatal Car Accident on I-70

Belle Vernon, PA (October 21, 2020) – On Wednesday evening, October 20, one person was killed and others were injured in a Belle Vernon crash.

According to state police, the accident took place on I-70 around the area of Youghiogheny River Bridge when four vehicles collided with each other in the area. The crash occurred when traffic was stopped for a previous accident and a tractor-trailer hit a stopped car. The truck slammed into the rear-end, starting a serious chain-reaction crash.

The unidentified party was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. Four others were seriously injured and taken to local hospitals for treatment, though their current conditions are not yet known.

Due to the severity of the crash, all lanes of I-70 were closed down in the area of the accident.

The investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.

Fatal Accidents in Pennsylvania 

10.21 Belle Vernon, PA – One Killed in Fatal Car Accident on I-70 Large truck accidents are some of the most severe accidents that occur in the entire state of Pennsylvania. In 2015 alone, it was determined that truck accidents involving large trucks were the highest that they were since 2012. These accidents continue to increase on our roads and take many lives each year. In fact, in just one year, hundreds of victims are killed in Pennsylvania truck accidents. If you have lost somebody you love in one of these accidents, it is essential that you have a skilled attorney by your side every step of the way.

Losing a loved one in a truck accident can have a huge and lasting impact on every aspect of your life. As you grieve the loss of your loved one, you may wonder what types of compensation you will be able to receive in your time of need. Many families struggle to come to terms with the loss of a loved one and may have questions that only an attorney will be able to answer. If you have lost someone close to you and wonder where you can turn, you should speak with a Pennsylvania truck accident attorney as soon as possible. See our proven track record of success assisting families who have lost loved ones in accidents at

At Edelstein Martin & Nelson, our skilled and resourceful accident attorneys will help you move forward after you have lost a loved one in an accident. We understand how difficult it can be to face the financial and emotional aftermath of an accident that is not your loved one’s fault. Truck drivers are supposed to be some of the safest drivers on our roads who follow a variety of regulations to protect us from harm. If you have lost a loved one, please contact a Pennsylvania accident attorney at (215) 731-9900 to find out what options are available for you in your time of need.

Note: Independent sources were used to create this post including news stories, witness statements, social media posts, and first-hand accounts about the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident that are represented have not been independently verified by our own writing staff. If you find incorrect information or would like the post to be removed, please contact us immediately.  We will correct the inaccurate information or will remove the post completely.

Disclaimer: As a well-respected member of the community, we at Edelstein, Martin & Nelson strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who drives on our roads and highways. We are always saddened by these accidents but hope that, through awareness members of our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos depicted in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene.