WASHINGTON COUNTY, Pa. - A truck driver faces charges after a deadly crash Saturday that killed two people and hurt several others in Washington County.
Officials said the accident happened at the split of Interstates 70 and 79.
An overturned tractor trailer, red car over a hillside and damaged SUV tied up traffic for miles from 11:30 a.m. until dinner time, according to state police.
State police said the truck driver, Yevgeniy Bugreyev of West Sacramento, Calif., was driving in the I-70 westbound lane when his tractor trailer crossed into the eastbound lane and wiped out the car and SUV.
The crash hurt the family inside the SUV and, according to the Washington County Coroner, killed both people in the car. State police identified the victims as 21-year-old Kaitlin Babka and 57-year-old Karen Babka. Both are from Hughesville, Md.
The SUV driver told Channel 11’s Brandon Hudson that she has a broken nose but is glad to still be alive.
She also said her relatives are in the hospital but will live, including her 10-year-old granddaughter.
State police said the accident was not weather related.
Bugreyev is in jail on $1 million bond, facing two charges of criminal homicide by vehicle.