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1 dead, 1 injured in Schuylkill County crash

WEST PENN TWP., Pa. - One man is dead and another seriously injured in a single-vehicle crash in Schuylkill County Sunday morning, according to crews at the scene.

The crash occurred around 6 a.m. on Route 309, near Route 443, in West Penn Township.

Officials say the man died at the scene.

Another person was seriously injured and flown from the scene.

Two other occupants in the crash were not injured. 

The crash occurred as the vehicle was traveling south about a quarter mile south of the South Tamaqua intersection.

The vehicle crossed all three lanes of the roadway and struck a clump of trees along the far left berm. 

The car then rolled several times before coming to rest on its wheels facing north along the berm.

West Township police were assisted by a state police reconstruction team from the Schuylkill Haven barracks and the West Penn Fire Company No. 1.


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