Moon Area teacher from New Castle critical following crash

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LAWRENCE COUNTY, Pa. —

A Moon Area High School teacher remained hospitalized in critical condition Friday with injuries received in a motor vehicle crash in Lawrence County.

Joshua Prigorac, 27, of New Castle, was injured about 6:15 a.m. Thursday when his car slammed into the rear of a tractor-trailer on Interstate 376 near the interchange with Routes 422 and 224 in Union Township, state police said.

Prigorac was flown to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown for treatment of what troopers called "major injuries." The driver of the rig, Mark Bush, 53, of Pulaski, Lawrence County, was not injured, police said.

Moon spokeswoman Megan Edwards said Prigorac started as a special education teacher for the district in August. She said counselors were available for students.

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