Brookville man dies as result of I-80 accident

Staff Writer

DuBois-based Pennsylvania State Police reported Wednesday that an unidentified 50-year-old Brookville man died as a result of injuries sustained in an accident at 6:58 p.m. Tuesday on Interstate 80, near the 88th mile marker in Washington Township, Jefferson County.

Police said the crash occurred as a Chevrolet Cavalier operated by the 50-year-old male was traveling west on Interstate 80 in the left lane, when the driver lost control of his vehicle, causing him to cross into the right lane before striking the northern guardrails. The Cavalier reentered the travel lanes and was struck by a Freightlainer operated by an unidentified Reynoldsville man, causing severe damage to the Cavalier.

The 50-year-old Brookville man was transported to Penn Highlands DuBois, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Police were assisted at the scene by Cpl. Michael Berta, troopers Brett Rusnica and James Price, the Falls Creek Fire Department, DuSan Ambulance, McPherson Towing, Bricen Towing and PennDOT.