One killed, 3 injured in Buffalo Township crash
A Harrison man died early Saturday from injuries he suffered in a serious car crash in Buffalo Township the night before.
Zachary Bombalski, 19, of Natrona Heights was one of four men thrown from a 2000 Volkswagen coupe after it rolled several times along Silverville Road Friday night, authorities said.
Bombalski died at UPMC Presbyterian hospital in Pittsburgh. The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s office said a cause of death was not yet available Saturday evening.
Buffalo Township police Officer Tim Derringer said the surviving victims, all age 20, remained in critical condition Saturday. One was taken to UPMC Presbyterian and two were flown to Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.
“All three are really seriously hurt,” Derringer said.
Police were not releasing their identities on Saturday. Two of the men are from Tarentum and one is from Apollo, Derringer said.
Excessive speed was a factor when the car veered off Silverville Road at a sharp curve near the Route 28 bypass about 11:30 p.m., Derringer said. The car sheared a utility pole before rolling several times.
Since all of the men were thrown from the car, Derringer said it appears none were wearing seatbelts.
Derringer said state police are helping township police reconstruct the accident and determine the cause of the one-vehicle crash. No charges had been filed Saturday.
Bombalski was believed to have been a passenger in the car, but Derringer said police still are determining where all of the men were sitting.
Bombalski was a 2009 graduate of Highlands High School.