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Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, 12:01 a.m.

A Fayette County man died when he sped out of control and crashed his car into a fence and a parked truck late Thursday night in North Union.

Duane E. Halfhill, 43, of Lemont Furnace, was pronounced dead at the scene of the 11:45 p.m. accident along Coolspring Jumonville Road.

State police in Uniontown said Halfhill was speeding when he lost control of his Chevrolet Lumina on a curve in the road. His car left the road, striking a fence and a parked bread truck, police said.

The Fayette County Coroner's office said Halfhill died of blunt force trauma. The manner of his death is pending toxicology tests.

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