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Pitcairn man to stand trial in fatal hit-and-run

A Pitcairn man will stand trial on charges stemming from a fatal hit-and-run crash involving a Homewood bicyclist.

Jeffery McClure Jr., 29, was ordered to stand trial following a preliminary hearing Friday in Pittsburgh Municipal Court on a variety of charges filed for the July 25 crash that killed James Price, 46. Price was taking his daily bicycle route through the East End when he was struck along Penn Avenue near Penfield Court.

City police Sgt. Daniel Connolly, an accident reconstruction specialist, said on Monday that the charges were filed earlier this month after investigators found the suspected hit-and-run vehicle and obtained what they believe is sufficient evidence to support the charges.


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