Indiana County woman dies in crash near Homer City

February 14, 2018

An Indiana County woman was pronounced dead at the scene of a two-vehicle crash Tuesday in Center Township, according to state police in Indiana.

Authorities were withholding the name of the victim pending notification of next of kin, according to Trooper Jacob Feryus.

Police said the accident occurred at 10:20 a.m. when the victim was driving east on Route 56, crossed the center line and collided head-on with a westbound dump truck driven by Robin Smith of New Florence. The crash occurred east of the highway’s intersection with Route 954, near Homer City.

Police said Smith, who was wearing a seat belt, was not injured.

Police said the victim was not wearing a seat belt.

The highway was closed for more than 3 hours.

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