News sources report that a three-vehicle accident in Indiana County around 7 a.m. on Aug. 19 left a 67-year-old Kittanning man dead and five others injured. The extent of the injuries were not made public.
According to Pennsylvania State Police, the accident occurred in Pine Township on a portion of Route 422 at Motorcycle Lane. Accident events unfolded when a fully loaded dump truck traveling eastbound allegedly struck a small passenger vehicle being driven westbound. A burning tri-axle from the initial portion of the accident then struck a Suburban also being driven westbound. The coal truck burst into flames and came to rest near a private residence. The small passenger vehicle was completely destroyed during the course of the accident.