Rest In Peace…
One state police trooper died and another was taken to the hospital after their patrol SUV and a garbage truck crashed in Ligonier Township, Westmoreland County.
The fatal accident happened shortly before 2:30 a.m. Friday on Route 711, near a Sheetz gas station.
Trooper Stephen Limani, a police spokesman, confirmed the death. He has not yet released the victim’s name, but he said a news conference was being planned.
The conditions of the injured trooper and the garbage truck driver were not immediately known.
A portion of Route 711 is closed while police continue to investigate at the crash scene.