• 15-year-old killed after car hits tractor-trailer on I-70

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    NORTH FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, Pa. - A 15-year-old boy was killed in a crash late Thursday night on Interstate 70 in North Franklin Township, authorities said.

    A car struck the back of a tractor-trailer shortly before 11:30 p.m. while traveling westbound, then ended up against a guiderail near Exit 15 after the driver lost control, according to the Washington County Coroner’s Office. Investigators said the tractor-trailer was stopped because of traffic.

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    Robert Gracey, the 15-year-old passenger of the car, was thrown from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene, officials said.

    A 51-year-old man who was driving the car was taken to a hospital with suspected serious injuries, Pennsylvania State Police said.

    Both the car’s driver and Gracey were from Wheeling, West Virginia.

    The driver of the tractor-trailer was not hurt.


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