Fatal Crash in Butler Township

Fatal Crash August 21st

A man from New York City lost his life in a serious accident in Butler Township late Tuesday morning. Rescue crews had to cut a small car apart to get to the two patients inside. One of those occupants, the driver, was clinging to life at the scene, but did pass away while being taken to a trauma center. He was 74-years-old, but his name has not been released. Another person in that car, a 61-year-old woman, was also taken to a trauma center. It is believed the two people in the other car complained of minor injuries. They were a man and woman from Kulpmont PA, both 59 years old. The crash occurred on Interstate 81 North, right off the ramp from Interstate 80. Troopers say it was the deceased driver from New York who caused the wreck after merging into traffic off the ramp without yielding.

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