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March 9, 2011

Accident clean up

No serious injuries in Pa. crash

WELLERSBURG, Pa. — A California man escaped serious injury Monday night when his rig traveled out of control on state Route 160, sheared off a utility pole and came to rest against the side of a church building. The rig also lost its load of bottled water and dumped fuel on the roadway due to a burst saddle fuel tank, according to authorities.

Oscar Ayala, 32, of Sierra Vista, suffered minor injuries and was wearing his seatbelt when the crash occurred at 9 p.m. in Wellersburg borough, according to Trooper Shawn Fabian.

Police said Mount Harmony United Methodist Church sustained minor damage and the tractor and trailer were destroyed.

The Allegany County 911 center said the Allegany County Hazardous Incident Response Team was sent to the scene for the fuel spill.

Traffic was detoured onto Palo Alto Road during the incident.

Wellersburg, Mount Savage and Ellerslie volunteer fire departments responded and Corriganville ambulance stood by at its station. Allegheny Power was also dispatched to the scene.

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