New Castle News

September 6, 2013

City woman involved in fatal crash

By Staff
New Castle News

NEW CASTLE — A city resident was involved in a fatal crash in Beaver County.

A 46-year-old man was killed Wednesday night on Route 18. State police have not released his name, pending notification of next of kin.

Police said the man was attempting to cross the road at the intersection of Eastwood Road and West Gate Drive in Big Beaver Borough around 11:35 p.m. and walked into the left lane in front of a northbound sport utility vehicle driven by Maria C. Gonzalez, 25, of New Castle.

Gonzalez attempted to avoid the pedestrian by swerving to the right but struck him with the left front corner and left side of her vehicle, police said.

The initial impact disabled the man and he was lying on the road near the center line. Police said he was then struck by a northbound car driven by Kevin M. Simpson, 31, of Ellwood City.

No injuries were reported to the drivers or a passenger in Gonzalez’s vehicle.