Connellsville Man Killed After Pickup Hits Dump Truck In Dunbar Township

DUNBAR TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — A Connellsville man is dead following an accident between a pickup truck and a dump truck in Fayette County early Sunday.

Authorities say the crash happened around 6:45 a.m. on Route 119 near Oglevee Lane in Dunbar Township.

State police have identified the victim as 27-year-old Matthew McLaughlin of Connellsville.

According to state police, McLaughlin was heading south on Route 119 when the Ford F150 he was in struck the right side of a dump truck.

State police say the dump truck was pulling out and attempting to cross the southbound lanes after stopping for a stop sign when the crash happened.

Both vehicles ended up on their sides as a result of the crash.

The driver and passenger in the pickup truck were not injured in the crash, state police said.

According to our news partners at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Fayette County Coroner reported that McLaughlin died of head injuries and multiple fractures to the arms and legs.

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