Joseph Yanta Accident, Who Is Dr Joseph Yanta? Is Joseph Yanta Arrested?

Joseph Yanta Accident

Tesla information Joseph Yanta was driving at more than 120 mph on Wexford Bayne Road, a 35 mph zone, before losing control around a bend and killing Douglas Rockacy. Both were emergency room doctors at UPMC. Rockacy’s family told police that he and Yanta went golfing before going to Cenci’s Pizza in Wexford. According to the criminal complaint, the video shows Yanta drinking six drinks in two and a half hours. Within two hours of the crash, officers discovered Yanta had a blood alcohol content of.172%, which was more than double the legal limit. 

Rockacy was not wearing a seatbelt, according to police. Rockacy’s friends said he was only a mile away from home. Joseph Yanta is charged with DUI, homicide by vehicle while DUI, involuntary manslaughter, and reckless driving. According to UPMC, “Dr. Yanta is not seeing patients and has no clinical duties assigned.”


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Who Is Dr Joseph Yanta?

Dr. Yanta works at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center as a medical toxicologist and emergency physician. He is the Medical Toxicology Fellowship’s Assistant Program Director. His current research interests include novel pharmaceutical management of withdrawal syndromes, the medical consequences of drug adulteration, and hepatic injury biomarkers following acetaminophen overdose. He is currently the co-director of Ethics, Law, and Professionalism (a required medical student course) and is involved in both emergency medicine and medical toxicology resident education. 

Is Joseph Yanta Arrested?

Yanta lost control of the Tesla while driving on a right-hand curve, according to the investigation. According to the complaint, Rockacy was ejected from the car and killed because he was not wearing a seat belt. According to the complaint, Rockacy was discovered in the creek seated upright against some brush and brambles. His death was determined to be an accident due to multiple blunt force injuries to the head, neck, trunk, and extremities.

According to the complaint, the investigation revealed Yanta was travelling at a maximum speed of 128 miles per hour as determined by the Tesla’s Restraint Control Module. The road’s posted speed limit is 35 miles per hour.

Yanta is accused of driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance, homicide by vehicle while under the influence, involuntary manslaughter, recklessly endangering another person, reckless driving, homicide by vehicle, exceeding the speed limit, and driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance with the highest rate of alcohol.

Who Is Dr Rockacy?

Dr. Douglas Rockacy, MD practises emergency medicine in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Rockacy completed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He is currently affiliated with Upmc Mercy and works at PITTSBURGH NEUROLOGY ASSOC LTD. Dr. Rockacy is a board-certified emergency physician.

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