Wrong-way crash leads to one dead in two-car collision

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INDIANA COUNTY, Pa (WTAJ) – A woman is dead after she drove the wrong way and crashed into a dump truck in Indiana County on Tuesday, Dec. 14, police say.

The accident happened on travel lanes of State Route 422 westbound near the State Route 954 and South 6th Street ramp. The deceased, later identified as 82-year-old Delores McCloskey, was driving a Ford Focus and entered the South 6th Street exit ramp and was traveling the wrong way.

A 52-year old Cambria County man, who was driving a dump truck, tried to avoid McCloskey and her passenger by swerving from the right lane to the left lane, but she impacted nearly head-on with the dump truck.

McCloskey was pronounced dead on the scene by Indiana County Coroner Jerry Overman. The passenger, a 78-year old, was transported to Indiana Regional Medical Center and was then flown to Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center and is expected to survive.

The driver of the dump truck sustained no injuries.

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