CHARTIERS TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — One person is dead following a violent crash involving a tractor trailer and a jeep this morning in Washington County.

The accident happened just before 10:30 a.m. on Henderson Avenue and Petronka Lane in Chartiers Township.

The driver of the jeep was killed in the accident. No one else was in the vehicle.

The Washington County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim as 26-year-old Justin Johnson of McKinleyville, Calif.

They say he died of multiple blunt force trauma. He was pronounced dead at the scene just before 11:30 a.m.


According to the coroner’s office, the jeep was traveling south along Henderson Avenue and crossed the center line after coming through a slight bend in the roadway.

The jeep then struck the northbound tractor trailer head on just south of Petronka Lane.

The tractor trailer driver suffered just minor injuries in the crash.

The Chartiers Township Police Department is investigating the crash.

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