COOLSPRING TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — A man was killed when a garbage truck struck his vehicle in Mercer County late Friday morning.READ MORE: Butler County Community College Closes For 2 Days Due To Ransomware Attack
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.READ MORE: North Allegheny, Mt. Lebanon Among Highest-Ranked Schools In The Area
A commercial garbage truck then struck Seybert’s vehicle.
Seybert was pronounced dead at the scene.MORE NEWS: Jewish Communities Around Greater Pittsburgh Come Together To Celebrate Hanukkah
State police say it is unclear why Seybert stopped and the crash is still under investigation.