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Pottsville man killed in early-morning wreck in Schuylkill County

The 2-vehicle crash happened along Route 443

WAYNE TWP., Pa. - Authorities said a 26-year-old Pottsville man was killed in a two-vehicle crash early Thursday morning in Schuylkill County.

Pennsylvania State Police said William Long, of Cressona Road, was killed on Route 443 about a quarter mile west of Moyers Station Road. State police with the Schuylkill Haven barracks said the crash happened about 6 a.m.

Police said Long's 2002 Saturn SL was driving west on Route 443, when his vehicle crossed over the center line and collided with an eastbound Nissan Rogue driven by 60-year-old Donna Yeager, of Pine Grove.

Long's Saturn continued west until it hit a cement slab, finally stopping on the shoulder along the west side of Route 443. Police said Long was not wearing a seatbelt.

The Rogue continue east, where it overturned and came to a stop on its roof facing south along the east side of the road.

Long died at the scene, and Yeager was flown to Geisinger Hospital for moderate injuries.

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