One Hurt and Two Others Possibly Injured in Westmoreland County Accident
Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania (August 19, 2017) – Two cars collided blocking the westbound lanes of the Pennsylvania Turnpike for miles and causing injuries to at least one person on Friday, according to State Police.
The incident was reported at about 11: 30 a.m. August 18, at westbound mile marker 84.8 between the New Stanton and Donegal interchanges.
According to police, Laura Elvin, 51, from Doylestown was injured when the Honda Pilot she was driving crashed into a Volvo tractor-trailer. Two passengers in Elvin’s car- Perry Elvin 52, and Sophie Elvin, 20, may have been hurt.
Police said that Elvin was traveling in the right lane when she veered into the left lane in front of the truck. The truck tried to evade a collision but crashed into the center median and the driver’s side of the car.
Limited information on the truck driver or the extent of Elvin’s injuries and the status of two passengers was available at the time of the report.
Traffic was blocked as a result of the incident.
The crash is still under an investigation.
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