State police: Altoona man killed in multi-vehicle crash on Route 322

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CENTRE COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — A portion of Route 322 reopened after a fatal multi-vehicle crash in Centre County caused it to close.

Police have identified the deceased as 49-year-old Joseph A. Heath of Altoona, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Both lanes of Route 322 were closed at Port Matilda and Philipsburg. The crash involved a tractor-trailer and a vehicle near Thompson’s Curve.

According to the report, the other driver in the incident lost control of the tractor-trailor while navigating a curve and began to slide, striking Heath’s vehicle after crossing the double yellow line. The other vehicle was traveling westbound in the area of 2494 Port Matilda highway.

The force of the impact caused both vehicles to travel southwest off the roadway, where both vehicles struck a vehicle parked off the side of the roadway. The third vehicle was unoccupied at the time of the crash.

This is a developing story. Stay updated with WTAJ as we learn more information.

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