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Posted on: April 5, 2023

Residential Structure Fire - Sewickley Township

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WESTMORELAND COUNTY
OFFICE OF THE CORONER 

2503 South Grande Boulevard
Greensburg, PA 15601

Phone: (724) 830-3636 Fax: (724) 830-3064
Website
Tim Carson, Coroner

Albert Lonzo, Chief Deputy 

Chris Skovira, Solicitor


Nature of Release

Residential Structure Fire

Date and Time of Incident

March 16, 2023
Approximately 03:56 PM

Incident Location

1048 Yukon Road
Sewickley Township

Person(s) Involved

Decedent:  David W Shotts Sr., 65 y/o male
Address:     Same as Incident Location
Date and Time of Death:  March 16, 2023 at 5:26 pm

Incident Details

Cause of Death:  Pending
Manner of Death:  Pending

Westmoreland County Coroner, Timothy Carson, has released the following information on a residential structure fire

  • A neighbor contacted 911, reporting smoke and flames coming from the residence
  • Firefighters extinguished the fire and located the decedent inside
  • Deputy Coroner Russell A. Morgan pronounced the decedent dead at the scene
  • One other individual involved in the structure fire was transported to an Allegheny County Hospital
  • An autopsy will be performed by Dr. Jennifer Hammer's Pathology on March 18, 2023
  • Cause and manner of death will be pending autopsy and toxicology results
  • A funeral home has not been chosen at this time
  • The Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal is also investigating

*** No further information is available at this time ***

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