A 21-year-old woman died in a crash involving a tractor trailer on Interstate 79.
Sarah Marie Graham of Frederick, Md., was the passenger in a Ford Sedan traveling northbound around 4:30 p.m. near the 23 mile marker prior to the Marianna exit in Amwell, authorities said.
The driver lost control of the sedan, struck a guardrail and was hit by a tractor trailer, also headed northbound, authorities said.
Ms. Graham was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a press release from Washington Coroner Tim Warco. The cause of death was blunt force trauma, and the manner of death was accidental.
The driver was transported to a Pittsburgh hospital, the coroner said.
The crash closed both northbound lanes of traffic and one southbound lane, an emergency dispatch supervisor said. All lanes have since reopened, state police said.mobilehome - breaking - Transportation - neigh_washington
Lexi Belculfine: firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-263-1878. Twitter: @LexiBelc. First Published February 13, 2013 6:15 PM