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Multi-Vehicle Crash Closes I-70 In Washington Co.

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WASHINGTON, Pa. (KDKA) — A multi-vehicle crash left one person dead and backed up traffic for miles Saturday afternoon along Interstate 70 in Washington County.

The Washington County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim as 45-year-old Brian Anselmino of Canonsburg. He was pronounced dead at the scene just after 2 p.m.

He died of blunt force trauma, according to the coroner’s office.

The crash happened just before 1 p.m. on the westbound side of I-70 between the Beau Street exit and the I-79 South interchange near Washington.

According to the coroner’s office, Anselmino was headed east on I-70 when his Ford was hit head-on by a westbound vehicle that went out of control and crossed the medial.

A tractor-trailer and at least one other vehicle were involved in the crash.

Emergency officials closed down I-70 in both directions while police investigated and crews cleared the scene.

The coroner’s office reports that a passenger in Anselmino’s car was taken to a local hospital for treatment. There’s been no word on that person’s condition.

Stay with KDKA for the latest on this developing story.

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