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Drunken Ambulance Driver Kills Two


 
 

Brian C. Rittmeyer | | Tuesday, November 6, 2007


PITTSBURGH, Pa.-- A 22-year-old ambulance driver drank before her shift and was impaired when she collided with a car in Marshall, killing two men instantly, Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. said today.

Shanea Leigh Climo, 22, of Evans City, is charged with two counts of homicide by vehicle and involuntary manslaughter, driving under the influence and several traffic offenses in the Sept. 23 collision at Perry Highway and Brush Creek Road. She was arrested this morning, arraigned and released on her own recognizance, authorities said.

Zappala said Climo was traveling south on Route 19, transporting a patient with a do-not-resuscitate order to UPMC Passavant, when she ran a red light and hit a Chevrolet Cavalier driven by Douglas Stitt. Stitt and a passenger, Phillip Bacon, were killed.

The patient later died, but his death was not believed to be related to the crash, Zappala said.

Zappala said images from the ambulance's on-board camera, which captured 10 seconds inside and outside the ambulance before the crash, will be vital as prosecutors make their case.


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