Deadly truck crash investigated in Mercer County - 21 News Now, More Local News for Youngstown, Ohio -

Deadly truck crash investigated in Mercer County

Posted: Updated:
SUGAR GROVE TOWNSHIP, Pa. - Authorities are investigating a deadly truck accident near Greenville. 

A tri-axle truck lost control around a curve and rolled over into a ditch on the 1000 block of Methodist Road in Sugar Grove Township just after 11:00 a.m. Wednesday.

First responders found the driver, Howard P. Cristen, 57, of Hadley had been ejected and pinned under the truck.

Authorities said Cristen had a load of large rocks on the truck and it appeared he failed to negotiate a curve at the bottom of a steep hill on Methodist Road.

Hempfield Township and Pennsylvania State Police investigated the accident.

Methodist Road is still closed as crews are cleaning up the scene and making some repairs to the road.


  • More From wfmj.comMore>>

  • Perry sending National Guard troops to border

    Perry sending National Guard troops to border

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:43 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:43:45 GMT
    Gov. Rick Perry is deploying up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border over the next month to combat what he said Monday were criminals exploiting a surge of children pouring into the U.S. illegally.More >>
    Gov. Rick Perry is deploying up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border over the next month to combat what he said Monday were criminals exploiting a surge of children pouring into the U.S. illegally.
    More >>
  • 2 people, 2 dogs rescued from boat in Lake Erie

    2 people, 2 dogs rescued from boat in Lake Erie

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:35 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:35:19 GMT
    The Coast Guard has rescued two people and two dogs from a sinking vessel in Lake Erie.More >>
    The Coast Guard has rescued two people and two dogs from a sinking vessel in Lake Erie.
    More >>
  • Americans from Texas, California killed in Gaza

    Americans from Texas, California killed in Gaza

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:32 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:32:05 GMT
    By TAMI ABDOLLAH and SARAH RANKIN Associated Press Max Steinberg and Nissim Sean Carmeli grew up in America. But they both developed a passion for Israel.More >>
    By TAMI ABDOLLAH and SARAH RANKIN Associated Press Max Steinberg and Nissim Sean Carmeli grew up in America and had a passion for Israel.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms