Passenger killed when car slides into Upper Turkeyfoot Twp. pond

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ROCKWOOD, Pa. —

State police say a passenger has been killed after the car she was in slid out of control on a Sandy-slickened western Pennsylvania highway and rolled over into a pond.

Troopers from the Somerset barracks were not immediately identifying the 51-year-old Confluence woman who was driving, or the female passenger who died.

But police say in a news release that the driver "lost control of the vehicle on snow/slush covered roads, due to the ongoing storm" before crashing about 9:30 p.m. Monday on Route 281 in Upper Turkeyfoot Township. That's about 60 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.

The Honda CRV overturned into a small farm pond trapping the passenger under water. Police say the driver wasn't hurt and tried to rescue the passenger, but was unable. Police haven't released the passenger's name or age.