Driver identified in fatal Jefferson County crash

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JEFFERSON COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — A Punxsutawney man was pronounced dead Monday and a passenger was taken to UPMC Altoona hospital after a motorcycle crash Monday afternoon.

Travis Haenel, 49, of Punxsutawney, was pronounced dead after his motorcycle collided with a pickup truck on Route 36 in Rose Township on Monday at about noon.

According to police the pickup truck attempted to turn into a parking lot and did not give Haenel enough time to slow down resulting in a collision.

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