Two killed in crash
WEST BURLINGTON TWP. - An 82-year-old New Albany man and an 80-year-old New Albany woman died in a two-vehicle crash around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Route 6 and Steam Hollow Road in West Burlington Township, said state police at Towanda.
Trooper Anthony Stempien said that police were not releasing the names of the deceased until their next of kin were notified.
According to police, the 82-year-old man was trying to make a left turn onto Route 6 from Steam Hollow Road, and pulled out in front of a Mack flatbed truck being driven west on Route 6 by Ronald Robinson, 68, of New Albany.
Police said Robinson's truck crashed into the driver's side door of the 82-year-old man's Chevrolet Blazer.
The Blazer, which looked to have major damage, came to rest on Route 6 while the truck, which appeared to be hauling concrete block, came to rest off the road. The truck's hood was knocked off. A Pennsylvania Game Commission sign was knocked over and lay in front of the truck.
The accident occurred in the area of the Northern Tier Solid Waste Authority.
Bradford County Coroner Tom Carman said the 82-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. He said the 80-year-old woman, who was a passenger in the deceased man's vehicle, had been taken to Memorial Hospital in Towanda. Carman said Robinson wasn't injured.
Route 6 was closed while police and emergency personnel, including the Troy Volunteer Fire Department and Western Alliance Emergency Services, worked at the scene.
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