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February 28, 2014

One injured in Pa. wreck; road closed for hours

GARRETT, Pa. — A Garrett man was taken to Meyersdale Hospital for treatment of injuries Thursday afternoon after his truck crashed into the back of a rig on the Garrett Shortcut Road in Brothers Valley Township, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Mark Gary was taken to the hospital by ambulance following the 2:30 p.m. crash, police said.

Police said Gary was driving a Chevy 3500 truck northbound on Garrett Shortcut Road when he failed to stop and struck a 2014 Peterbilt truck tractor that had slowed down to 10-15 mph in the northbound lane.

Gary’s truck was heavily damaged in the front end, police said.

The road was closed by Department of Transportation officials in Somerset County due to road and weather condictions until 8 p.m. Thursday.

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