Man dead after vehicle crashes into tree in Pittsburgh, victim identified

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Pittsburgh Police say a man is dead after a vehicle crashed into a tree in the Strip District.

Allegheny County dispatchers said police, fire and EMS were called to Frank Curto Park on Bigelow Blvd. at around 4:17 p.m.

Medical examiners identified the victim as 52-year-old Lonnie J. Middleton III of Pittsburgh.

A blue SUV appeared to have veered off of the road and into the tree.

The tree was knocked down as a result of the accident.

The inbound lanes of Bigelow Blvd and Herron Avenue towards Veterans Bridge were closed as crews responded to the scene. They were reopened around 8:00 p.m.

Channel 11 has a crew on scene and is actively working to learn more. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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