facebooktwitterRSS
- Advertisement -
  • Most Commentedmost commented up
  • Most Emailedmost emailed up
  • Popularmost popular up
- Advertisement -
 

« News Home

Shenango Township officer killed in traffic crash



Published: Fri, May 3, 2013 @ 8:54 a.m.

Shenango Township officer killed in traffic crash

NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP)

A western Pennsylvania police officer is dead after a car chased by state police crashed into the township officer’s cruiser, killing him and seriously injuring another officer who was driving.

Shenango Township Officer William J. “Jerry” McCarthy IV died on the way to the hospital after the crash about 10 p.m. Thursday in New Castle, about 45 miles northwest of Pittsburgh, not far from the Ohio border.

McCarthy and his partner, Officer Michael Lynch, responded when they learned state police were chasing Kylee Barletto, 25, because she was reportedly driving erratically and known to have a suspended license from a previous driving under the influence conviction. Online court records show Lynch had cited her for driving with a suspended license on April 12, and that she had been cited for various traffic offenses on seven occasions since May 2011.

The Shenango officers had positioned their patrol car in New Castle when Barletto’s car smashed into it.

Lynch was taken to Jameson Hospital in New Castle for treatment of head and other injuries. Barletto was taken to a hospital in Youngstown, Ohio, where she was being treated and guarded.

Police said she’ll be charged with vehicular homicide of a law officer, driving with a suspended license and other charges.

Online court records don’t list an attorney for her, and her medical condition could not immediately be determined Friday morning.


Comments

1daysleeper47(59 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

A cop gets killed 10 miles from Youngstown and the Vindy uses the AP story instead of writing their own? No wonder nobody buys newspapers anymore.

Suggest removal:

2DoninFL(161 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

Thank you The Vindy for the complete story. Does anyone try to read a story on the New Castle News on line? It takes forever to get the story on and then it is short. Says read about the rest of the story in the News paper edition the next day. They are trying to sell papers, but that does not help us here in FL. Also when you click on Obits to read them, a full screen car ad comes on then you have to wait to get it off, then click on Obits again. It drives me nuts everyday. I had called them on the phone to complain, and told them to see how easy it is to read the Vindy on line.

Suggest removal:

3Lifes2Short(3877 comments)posted 1 year, 5 months ago

She should get the death penalty within 30 days because this is a "clear" case, without a doubt, homicide!

She killed a human being for no reason whatsoever.

If they did that, I'm sure homicides would drop big time.

Suggest removal:


News
Opinion
Entertainment
Sports
Marketplace
Classifieds
Records
Discussions
Community
Help
Forms
Neighbors

HomeTerms of UsePrivacy StatementAdvertiseStaff DirectoryHelp
© 2014 Vindy.com. All rights reserved. A service of The Vindicator.
107 Vindicator Square. Youngstown, OH 44503

Phone Main: 330.747.1471 • Interactive Advertising: 330.740.2955 • Classified Advertising: 330.746.6565
Sponsored Links: Vindy Wheels | Vindy Jobs | Vindy Homes | Pittsburgh International Airport