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CARROLL TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — A Monongahela woman was killed in a head-on crash early Saturday morning.

It happened just before 1:30 a.m. on State Route 837, south of Donora Road, in Carroll Township.

According to the coroner’s office, 55-year-old Laura L. Erickson, of Monongahela, was driving northbound on Route 837 when a vehicle travelling southbound crashed into Erickson’s car head-on.

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(Photo Credit: KDKA Photojournalist Tim Lawson)

Sources close to the investigation say the other vehicle crossed the center line into Erickson’s lane.

Police say both vehicles were heavily damaged in the crash and Erickson’s vehicle caught fire.

Erickson was pronounced dead just before 2:30 a.m. No one else was in the vehicle with her.

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(Photo Credit: KDKA Photojournalist Tim Lawson)

The other driver suffered significant injuries and was flown to a Pittsburgh-area hospital.

The name and condition of the other driver are not being released.

Carroll Township Police are investigating.

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