03/06/12 Slippery Rock Twp Route 422 Head On Crash
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Location: Route 422 @ Old Route 422 Slippery Rock Township Lawrence County
03/06/12 One man is dead and another is critically injured in a two-vehicle accident in front of the Harley-Davidson Shop on Route 422 in Slippery Rock Township, Lawrence County. A passenger vehicle traveling eastbound crossed over to the opposite lane hitting a pickup truck head-on shortly before 5 pm.. Witnesses at the scene say that the driver of the car was laying on the highway unresponsive after being ejected from his vehicle. The man in the pickup truck was trapped for at least a half hour and had to be extricated by fire department rescue personnel. Both victims were taken by ambulances to medical helicopters at a landing zone at McConnell’s Mill State Park which is near by. They were flown to Presbyterian hospital in Pittsburgh where the driver of the car was pronounced deceased. The driver of the truck remains in critical condition. New Castle State Police closed the highway for several hour while they conducted their investigation.Slippery Rock Township Fire Department was assisted by Portersville Fire Department.