STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – A woman thought to have been killed in an Ohio car crash was actually alive, forcing police to rush to reach her family in Pennsylvania before a priest could deliver the bad news.
Twenty-year-old Megan Green is in critical condition at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Steubenville police Chief William McCafferty said he was hearing unofficially from the scene of Monday's two-vehicle crash that one of the drivers had died. He said Tuesday it was unclear where that information originated.
McCafferty called the family's parish priest near Scranton, Pa., and asked him to notify her family in Susquehanna, Pa.
Then, McCafferty learned the woman was actually alive. At that point, he contacted the family himself — before the priest arrived.