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Blown tire may have caused truck to crash down hillside

Driver able to walk out of wreckage

By Marc Stempka

JACKSON TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Police in Cambria County were investigating after a tri-axle truck rolled several times down a hillside in Jackson Township.

Police said the driver of the truck reportedly blew a tire while driving on Route 22 eastbound near the interchange with Route 271.

Cambria County dispatch said the crash happened at about 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Police said witnesses reported the truck rolled several times before crashing at the bottom of the hillside.

The driver of the truck was able to walk away from the crash and was being checked by medical personnel, police said. No other vehicles were believed to be involved in the crash.

Route 22 eastbound was restricted to one lane as crews worked to clean up the scene.

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Edgar Snyder

Washington Times