Public Safety Blotter Articles

Woman Goes Over Homestead Grays Bridge

Date: June 14, 2019
Incident Type: River Rescue
Location: Homestead Grays Bridge

Pittsburgh Police, Fire and EMS responded to a report of a woman on the outer railing of the Homestead Grays Bridge around 7:20 p.m.

The woman jumped or fell into the Monongahela River before first responders were on scene.

Per the initial investigation, the woman stopped her vehicle in traffic on the bridge and went to the railing. Police discovered three children, between the ages of 1 and 9, still in the vehicle.

The children were unharmed. They were taken to a local hospital for evaluation and will be turned over to CYF.

River Rescue and the Fire Boat were called to the scene to search for the woman. River Rescue found the woman’s body around 9:15 p.m. She was declared dead at the time of recovery.

Two lanes of traffic on the bridge were closed for about an hour while Police processed the scene for evidence.

Police are investigating.


Reporting PIO:
Chris Togneri