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COOLSPRING TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — A man was killed when a garbage truck struck his vehicle in Mercer County late Friday morning.

It happened around 11:45 a.m. at the intersection of Perry Highway and Fairground Road in Coolspring Township.

State police say 79-year-old James Seybert, of Volant, Pa., was leaving Fredonia Road to head south on SR-19 when he stopped in a lane of northbound traffic.

A commercial garbage truck then struck Seybert’s vehicle.

Seybert was pronounced dead at the scene.

State police say it is unclear why Seybert stopped and the crash is still under investigation.

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