Crash kills one on Interstate 79 in Butler County

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One motorist died and a passenger injured in a two-vehicle crash on northbound Interstate 79 in Butler County this morning.

The driver of a small Plymouth was stopped on the berm between routes 228 and 528 around 10 a.m. Friday "when for whatever reason proceeded into the travel lane with a sharp left turn," said Trooper Dan Kesten. A pickup truck hauling a camper struck the Plymouth and killed the driver, while a passenger was transported by helicopter to a hospital.

Three passengers in the truck did not seek medical attention.

The driver was not identified pending notification of family.

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Timothy McNulty: or 412-263-1581. First Published October 11, 2013 10:32 AM


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