Woman dies following rollover crash on US-30 at PA-259 in Westmoreland County

WESTMORELAND COUNTY, PA – A rollover crash involving two vehicles last Saturday morning in Ligonier Township claimed the life of an 81-year-old woman, reports TribLive.

The fatal crash happened on eastbound U.S. Route 30 approaching State Route 259, shortly before 11:30 a.m. on June 29.

According to Ligonier Valley Police, the woman, a South Huntingdon resident, was driving in the right eastbound lane. For reasons still unclear, her vehicle veered into the left lane and struck a Jeep Wrangler at an angle.

The impact of the collision caused the South Huntingdon woman’s vehicle to overturn and trap her inside the wreckage. She was rushed to Independence Health Latrobe Hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries. Her cause of death has since been determined by Westmoreland County Coroner Tim Carson to be “blunt force trauma to the chest.”

Officials said the occupant of the Jeep sustained minor injuries, but it’s unclear whether they had to be taken to a hospital.

A part of eastbound US-30 was shut down for hours during an investigation conducted by a state police crash reconstruction team.

No charges or citations have been reported.

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