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Pennsylvania Man Killed in Coal Truck Accident

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Tina Robinson3 years ago

Armstrong County, Pa. officials have identified a man killed on Thursday in a coal truck accident, according to WPXI News. Armstrong County Coroner Brian Myers has identified the man as Daniel Seitz, 37.

About the Fatal Coal Truck Accident

Authorities say the accident happened on Thursday afternoon on Route 422 near the exit for Armstrong County Memorial Hospital in East Franklin Township, Pa.

Seitz was traveling east on Route 422 in a 1993 Toyota Corolla when he crossed the path of a GMC Terrain. The Terrain hit his brakes to avoid hitting the Corolla, causing a tri-axle coal truck behind the Terrain had to swerve as well. Unfortunately the coal truck rolled over the Corolla. Seitz was pronounced dead at the scene.

Pennsylvania Car Crash Facts

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation provides the following statistics about motor vehicle accidents in 2010.

On average,

  • There were 332 reportable traffic crashes each day.
  • One person was killed in a traffic crash every 7 hours.
  • Each day 241 persons were injured in traffic crashes.

Overall, in 2010 there were 1,324 people killed and 87,949 people injured in motor vehicles statewide. Of those deaths, 157 were heavy truck-related.


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