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Fatal Butler Co. Crash The 3rd On Same Road

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CHERRY TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — The crash that killed four people on Route 308 in Cherry Township may have been the deadliest, but that stretch has seen other tragic accidents.

In April 2007, two cars collided not far from the scene of Tuesday’s wreck. Three people died, including a couple engaged to be married.

Last year, a 19-year-old was killed.

West Sunbury Fire Chief Lee Campbell says the road is a major north-south highway with a lot of truck traffic.

He says the posted speed limit is 45mph, but people speed.

Campbell said when he arrived at the scene of the crash, there was oil sheen on the road. He doesn’t know if that contributed to the crash.

He said the road surface gets worn down and slippery because of all the trucks and PennDOT has had to resurface it several times.

State police continue their investigation into Tuesday’s crash, but Campbell told KDKA the road was wet because it rained earlier.

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