Fayette County woman identified as victim in fatal Westmoreland crash

WESTMORELAND COUNTY, Pa. — A Fayette County woman has been identified as the victim in a fatal two-vehicle collision that occurred around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in Hempfield Township, Westmoreland County.

Betty J. Wagner, 73, of Franklin Township, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on Arona Road. According to state police, a 23-year-old Irwin woman was driving a Chevrolet Trailblazer when she failed to negotiate a curve, crossing the center lane and hitting Wagner’s Kia Sedona. The collision occurred just north of the intersection with Middletown Road.

According to the police report, the woman had a suspected minor injury and displayed signs of impairment. She refused transport to a hospital.

No charges have been filed pending an investigation.

Wagner was wearing a seatbelt and her airbags deployed, according to the Westmoreland County coroner’s report. An autopsy will be performed by Dr. Cyril Wecht and Pathology Associates.

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