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Two-Vehicle Crash Shuts Down Parkway East in Wilkinsburg

The accident, caused when one driver was traveling in the wrong lanes, happened early Monday morning and shut down westbound traffic for more than an hour.

A 26-year-old Pittsburgh woman is hospitalized with severe head injuries resulting from a two-vehicle accident on the Parkway East in Wilkinsburg early Monday morning.

According to Pennsylvania State Police, at about 4:23 a.m., Carrie Marie Mammay was traveling east in the westbound lanes of the Parkway East when her 1990 Chevrolet Metro struck a 2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Paul Tavella, 47, of Greensburg, which was traveling west in the westbound lanes.

Mammay was taken to UPMC Mercy Hospital, suffering from severe head injuries. Tavella and his passenger, Jeanne Tavella, 45, of Greensburg, were taken to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital with minor injuries.

As a result of the collision, both westbound lanes of the Parkway were closed between 4:23 and 5:50 hours.

Charges are pending the results of blood toxicology tests.

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