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Tractor-trailer driver dies in accident at New Stanton service plaza


NEW STANTON, Pa. - A tractor-trailer driver died Tuesday afternoon in a single-vehicle accident at the New Stanton service plaza on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

Authorities said the accident happened just after 2 p.m. at the plaza along the westbound lanes of the turnpike, just east of the New Stanton interchange in Hempfield Township.

For an unknown reason, the vehicle traveled over a curb in the plaza parking lot, through a guiderail and partially down an embankment.

Officials said 43-year-old Arvind Bains was taken to Excela Frick Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Investigators said it doesn’t appear weather or road conditions were a factor in the crash.

The cause and manner of death will be pending autopsy results. 

Channel 11’s news exchange partners at TribLIVE contributed to this report.