PITTSBURGH (AP) — In a story Aug. 22 about a bartender charged with illegally serving alcohol to minors before a fatal pickup truck crash, The Associated Press erroneously described the patrons. They were two minors uninvolved in the crash, not the three minors who died in the crash.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Police: Pa. bartender, owner served 2 underage
State police say western Pa. bartender, owner served 2 underage on same night as 3 who died in crash
PITTSBURGH (AP) — State police have charged a western Pennsylvania bar owner and a 19-year-old bartender with illegally serving two minors earlier the same evening that three other minors were allegedly served shortly before they crashed a pickup into a pond and died.
Police say 20-year-old Sean Titus, 19-year-old Zane McMillen, and 18-year-old Cody Douglas, all of Kittanning, drank at the Final Score Saloon in Rural Valley shortly before the pickup Titus was driving crashed just after midnight May 5.
The 58-year-old bar owner, Larry Pompelia, was previously charged with doctoring surveillance footage and sales records in order to avoid blame for the crash. Now police say he sat and watched while bartender Kristin Fisher, of Cowanshannock, served two other unnamed minors on May 4, hours before the crash victims were also allegedly served.