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UPDATE: Arrest Made in Pedestrian Hit and Run

Date: September 24, 2020
Incident Type: Vehicle v Pedestrian
Location: Zone 5

Pittsburgh Police responded to a report of a juvenile struck by a vehicle on Frankstown Avenue near the intersection of N Homewood Avenue shortly after 7 p.m.

The victim, a 14-year-old female, was transported to a local hospital in stable condition.

The driver fled the scene. Zone 5 officers are actively searching the area.

UPDATE (Sept. 25, 9:05 a.m.) -- As a result of witness cooperation, police were able to identify and locate the driver and her vehicle Thursday night. Rochell Brewton, 23, of East Hills will be charged via summons with causing an accident resulting in injury while not licensed.

Note: The victim was a 35-year-old female. Original reports from the scene that the victim was 14 were incorrect. The victim suffered a concussion and was confused, but was transported in stable condition.

Reporting PIO:
Chris Togneri