Body found in Yough River after crash on I-70 bridge in Westmoreland County

Body found in Yough River after crash on I-70 bridge in Westmoreland County

SMITHTON, Pa. — Search and rescue crews were called Monday to the Youghiogheny River, where someone went off a bridge after a crash along Interstate 70, emergency dispatchers said.

The crash was reported shortly before 3 p.m. in Smithton, Westmoreland County.

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I-70 westbound was closed between Exit 49 and Exit 46B, but has since reopened.

Channel 11 News confirmed that the coroner was called to the scene and a body was found in the river.

On Tuesday, the coroner said the death is being treated as a suicide.

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