One-Year-Old Dies After Mina Accident

MINA – A 1-year-old boy has died in a Pittsburgh hospital from injuries sustained in an accident last week on the Southern Tier Expressway.

Achilles McBride of Westfield, Pa., died Saturday after the pickup truck he was in crashed into the back of a stopped tractor trailer on Interstate 86 on Wednesday, the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office said.

The driver of the tractor trailer, Dale Legg, 52, of Medina, Ohio, had stopped on the interstate in the eastbound lane due to poor visibility. Legg was not injured in the accident, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Police said Matthew McBride, who was driving the pickup truck, did not see the stopped tractor trailer when the accident occurred shortly before 1 a.m. Matthew McBride was treated and released from Hamot Medical Center in Erie, Pa.

Esmeraldo McBride, also a passenger in the pickup truck, was taken to Hamot and later transferred to Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh where she remains.

Police said Achilles McBride also was taken to Hamot, but was later transferred to Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh where he died of his injuries.

No charges will be filed in the accident, the Sheriff’s Office said. Firefighters from Sherman, Findley Lake and Ashville responded to the scene.

See Monday’s edition of The Post-Journal for complete coverage.