- Associated Press - Sunday, June 19, 2016

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Authorities in western Pennsylvania say a driver rescued from a car that plunged into a Pittsburgh river last month has died.

The Allegheny County medical examiner’s office said 58-year-old Richard Smith was pronounced dead Saturday afternoon at UPMC Mercy.

Public safety officials said he drove into the Allegheny River near the Cork Factory Lofts in the city’s Strip District on Thursday afternoon.

Rescue crews broke the driver’s side window of the car and cut the seat belt off the unconscious man and pulled him from the car.

Police are still investigating how Smith ended up in the river. An autopsy is planned.



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