UPDATE 1/8– State police have identified one of the people in the double fatal propane truck crash that happened Friday afternoon in Clearfield County.
State police say that 69-year-old George Quick was driving his 2005 Ford when he struck the back of a propane truck with its four-way flashers on, getting ready to deliver propane. After hitting the truck, a fire started and an active propane leak began.
Quick was announced dead at the scene and so was his passenger he was driving with, whose identification hasn’t been released yet pending next of kin notification.
The driver of the propane truck was transported to Penn Highlands Hospital for treatment for injuries.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation.
CLEARFIELD COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — Emergency crews were called to the scene of a fatal multi-vehicle accident in Clearfield County Friday afternoon, where a car struck a propane truck.
The crash happened around 1 p.m. on Route 879 in Frenchville. Clearfield County Emergency Management confirmed there was an active propane leak due to the accident and that the coroner was called to the scene. The crash was confirmed to be a double fatal, according to PennDOT.
The road was closed until 8 p.m. on Friday but is now reopened.
The identities of the people who were killed have not been released at this time. The cause of the crash is under investigation by state police.
WTAJ will update this story with more information as it becomes available.