Two California men were flown from the site of a head-on crash that claimed the life of an Ohio man on Interstate 80 in Washington Township Wednesday night.
According to DuBois-based state police, around 11:19 p.m., a 73-year-old Ohio man was driving a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado east on I-80 when the pickup truck, which was hauling a boat on a trailer, left the eastbound lanes and traveled through the median. The man then drove onto the westbound lanes and continued driving in the wrong direction for about a mile.
A 55-year-old California man was driving a 2017 Volvo truck west near milemarker 94 when he saw the Silverado traveling the wrong way. The man tried to stop the Volvo, but was unable to. The vehicles collided head-on. After the impact, the Silverado spun and came to a stop in the right lane with disabling damage; the trailer it was hauling disconnected and came to rest along the southern guiderails. The boat came off the trailer and became attached to the front of the Volvo, which came to rest off the left side of the road with major damage to its front end.
The Ohio man sustained fatal injuries in the crash. The driver of the Volvo and a 58-year-old California man who was in the sleeping area of the truck, were both flown by medical helicopter to Altoona for treatment of their injuries. Both drivers were wearing seatbelts. None were identified.
The vehicles were towed.
Police were also assisted by the Falls Creek, Sandy Township and Reynoldsville fire departments and DuSan ambulance service.
Man killed in wrong-way accident