New Stanton man killed, four more injured in crash that closed I-70 westbound
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One person was killed and four others were injured in a crash this morning that shut down the westbound lanes of Interstate 70 in Rostraver.
Pennsylvania State Police said Frank Charles Armstrong, 64, of New Stanton, was pronounced dead at the scene. The interstate, the westbound lanes of which were closed while police investigated, has since reopened.
Mr. Armstrong was merging from Route 51 onto Interstate 70 west when another driver in the westbound lanes, 38-year-old Gary King of Belle Vernon, veered into the on-ramp and struck his car about 9:40 a.m., state police said.
The impact caused significant damage to both cars. Both passengers of Mr. Armstrong's car were flown to UPMC Presbyterian. One was critically injured and a second received minor injuries and was expected to be released today.
Mr. King and his passenger, a 2-year-old boy, were flown to UPMC Presbyterian and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, respectively, both with minor injuries.
State Police continue to investigate.
First Published August 29, 2012 11:55 am