UPDATE: HUNTINGDON COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — State police have released new details about a deadly two-vehicle crash that closed a section of Route 453 in Huntingdon County Friday morning.
Troopers said William Brown of Three Springs died in the crash after his Chevy Trailblazer hit a Peterbilt Triaxle truck head-on. Brown was driving south on Route 453 when he entered the northbound lane several times after losing control of his vehicle.
The trailblazer and the truck that was loaded with 23 tons of stone became engulfed in flames after both vehicles came to a stop. According to state police, Brown became trapped in his vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene by Huntingdon County Coroner David Dick.
State police are continuing to investigate the crash. The following emergency services and agencies responded to the scene:
- Warriors Mark Fire Company
- Tyrone Fire Company
- Alexandria Fire Company
- Pinecroft Fire Company
- Bellwood Fire Company
- Huntingdon County Coroner’s Office
- Runks Towing Service
ORIGINAL STORY — The Huntingdon County coroner was sent to the scene of a deadly two-vehicle crash on Route 453 that closed nearly 8 miles of the roadway.
According to Blair County Emergency Dispatch, fire and ambulance crews from Blair and Huntingdon Counties were dispatched at 7 a.m. Friday after a triaxle truck and what was believed to be an SUV crashed on Route 453 on the county line.
One person was injured and taken to an area hospital and state police confirmed one person died in the crash. Further details regarding the condition of others involved are unknown at this time. State police are investigating the crash.
A detour was established on Route 453 as the roadway was closed between Spruce Creek Road and Route 550. The section of Route 453 has since reopened.