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DONEGAL TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — Two women were killed in a car crash in Westmoreland County on Friday afternoon.

The crash happened just before 3 p.m. on State Route 711 near Nedrow Road in Donegal Township.

According to the coroner’s office, 47-year-old Shari L. Kohan, of Lower Yoder Township, was driving south on State Route 711 as a Subaru Outback was traveling north on the road. Seventy-five-year-old Gloria Randall, of Mount Pleasant Township, was a passenger in the Subaru.

For an unknown reason, Kohan crossed the center line into the opposite lane and crashed head-on into the Subaru.

Kohan and Randall were both pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Subaru was flown to a Pittsburgh hospital by medical helicopter. The driver’s condition is unknown.

The coroner’s office says speed is believed to have been a factor in the crash. Kohan was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. Randall was wearing a seatbelt.

  1. I have owned many Subaru’s over the years. I have investigated many crashes involving Subaru’s. They are one of the safest cars on the street. A seat belted in front seat passenger is killed, and the driver life flighted out. AND, I have to assume the Subaru had airbags.
    So, speed must have been very great, or the other vehicle (article doesn’t say) must have been a BIG SUV or truck.
    In 30+ years responding to wrecks, I have never cut a sear belt of a dead person. Had them die because they couldn’t be extradited & transported within the “golden hour,” but never had one killed on impact. Need more information!

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