By: KDKA-TV News Staff

MOUNT PLEASANT TOWNSHIP (KDKA) – A section of a highway in Westmoreland County will be renamed in honor of a state representative who died earlier this year.

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A portion of Route 981 in Mount Pleasant Township will be known as “The Honorable Mike Reese Memorial Highway.”

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Reese died in January of an apparent brain aneurysm.

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He was from Mount Pleasant and represented the area in Harrisburg for 12 years.