Scottdale family plans to file civil suit against truck driver in Youngwood crash

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A Scottdale family still recuperating from injuries suffered when a pickup slammed into their car in Youngwood on Mother’s Day 2016 served notice this week they intend to file a civil personal injury lawsuit against the driver.

Vicky and William Schuler and their sons, Gavin, 2, and Austin, 1, filed notice in the Westmoreland County Prothonotary’s office that they plan to sue Matthew Marshall Murphy, 24, of Scottdale. State police charged Murphy this month with three counts of aggravated assault by vehicle and additional charges of simple assault, reckless endangerment and traffic violations.

Troopers allege Murphy was driving at least 71 mph on Route 119 outside Youngwood when his pickup slammed into the rear of the Schulers’ northbound car as they drove to church in Greensburg around 10 a.m. May…

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