2 killed, including Westmoreland County man, in crash on Pennsylvania Turnpike

Pennsylvania Turnpike Irwin (Westmoreland County)

JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Two people were killed in a car crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Somerset County late Friday.

Pennsylvania State Police were investigating the crash that happened in Jefferson Township near the border of Westmoreland and Somerset counties just after 9 p.m.

Dustin Brant, 27, from Latrobe, was pronounced dead at the scene.

State police said that Brant was driving his pickup truck in the wrong direction in the eastbound lanes when colliding head-on with another vehicle.

The driver of the second vehicle, 24-year-old Kawon Mooring, of Berks County, was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

A third vehicle was struck with debris from the initial crash, but no one in that car was injured, according to state police.

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