2010-04-22 / Local & State

Woman Dies After Rushed From Pa. Police Station

TURTLE CREEK, Pa. (AP) – A police chief says a woman having chest pains while in custody died in a hospital after collapsing in a Pittsburgh-area police station.

East Pittsburgh police Chief Lori Payne says 46-yearold Anita White, of East Mc- Keesport, was stopped for driving without a license about 1:45 a.m. Sunday. The chief says White refused a ride police offered after impounding her car. The chief says White was picked up about 45 minutes later when an officer saw her walking too close to traffic on a busy highway.

Payne says White told that officer she was having chest pains, so the officer called for an ambulance to meet them at the nearby Turtle Creek police station. That’s where the chief says the woman collapsed in a holding cell and hit her head.

The Allegheny County Medical examiner says an autopsy was inconclusive pending results of toxicology and other tests.

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