Police charge Pittsburgh woman in fatal McKees Rocks hit-and-run |

Police charge Pittsburgh woman in fatal McKees Rocks hit-and-run

Megan Guza
Allegheny County Police
Deria Mahone of the North Side was charged with involuntary manslaughter on Wednesday, July 7, 2016, in the hit-and-run death of Nikkolas Poliak in McKees Rocks in April 2016.

Allegheny County police on Wednesday arrested a woman from Pittsburgh’s North Side in connection with an April hit and run in McKees Rocks.

Deria Mahone, 20, is charged with involuntary manslaughter, court records show.

McKees Rocks police found Nikkolas Poliak, 23, lying on Vine Street shortly before 8 p.m. April 9. He was taken to Allegheny General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Mahone was charged in June with reckless driving and was found guilty in December of failing to stop at a stop sign.

A preliminary hearing for the involuntary manslaughter charges is scheduled for July 13.

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