Mercer County woman dies in crash

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A Mercer County woman died this morning when the car she was a passenger in swerved to miss a bicyclist and struck a utility pole.

State police at Mercer said Jeffrey J. Benninghoff, 29, of Fredonia was traveling west on Delaware Road at 8:25 a.m. when he tried to avoid a bicyclist traveling in the same direction. His vehicle went into a spin and the passenger side struck the pole.

Police said the driver and a passenger, Chandra N. Kodali, 32, of Fredonia, were trapped in the vehicle and had to be extricated by emergency responders. Ms. Chandra was pronounced dead at the scene at 9:45 a.m. by Deputy Coroner John Libonati.

Mr. Benninghoff was flown by medical helicopter to St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown, where he is listed in critical condition.


Correction/Clarification: (Published Sept. 29, 2013) An earlier version of this story misidentified the road where the crash happened. breaking - region


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