Passenger killed in Centre County crash, officials report

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CENTRE COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — A passenger was pronounced dead after a car she was in crashed into multiple trees Wednesday afternoon in Centre County.

Police report that 25-year-old Hali Harpster, of Mill Hall, was the passenger in a Toyota Rav4 when the driver lost control. The two were traveling on Penns Valley Road in the area of Mountain Avenue in Haines Township just before 12:30 p.m. Aug. 18.

The Rav4 left the roadway and struck a small tree before traveling further and striking multiple other trees. Police report that the vehicle then went airborne before coming to a final rest on the roadway.

State police noted that neither the driver nor Harpster were wearing a seatbelt at the time. The driver suffered minor injuries from the crash. Harpster was taken to Evangelical Community Hospital but was pronounced dead.

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