UPDATE: The story has been corrected to show that the man who was killed was 77 years old.
CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ)– A crash in Cambria Township has left one person dead and three others to be transported to the hospital.
The three-vehicle crash took place at 12:06 p.m. on Thursday, May 25 on Route 22 from Rubisch Road past S. Center Street in Cambria Township. According to Cambria County Coroner Jeff Lees, Richard Dow, 77, from Ebensburg was driving an SUV south when he made a turn onto Route 22. A westbound triaxle then struck the SUV.
After the initial crash, a Cambria County Sheriff’s SUV was also struck by the triaxle. Two deputies were inside the SUV at the time.
The 70-year-old man died at the scene and an autopsy is scheduled for Friday, May 26. The man’s wife along with the two deputies were transported to the hospital, according to Lees. The triaxle’s driver was not injured.
The family’s dog was also in the SUV at the time of the crash and had to be euthanized.
The road remained closed for several hours after the crash. An investigation is still ongoing.
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Dauntless Fire Department along with Ebensburg EMS, Cambria Township Police, Pennsylvania State Police, Cambria County Coroner and the Blacklick EMS responded to the scene.