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Speed contributed to Mt. Pleasant fatal accident, police say

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Sunday, March 10, 2013, 2:15 p.m.
 

Speed may have been a factor in the death of a Westmoreland County man in a one-car accident Saturday afternoon, police said.

Corey Maximchalk of Mt. Pleasant died at the scene of the 5:12 p.m. accident in Mt. Pleasant, police said.

Driver Scott Leighliter of Latrobe was northbound at high speed on School Road when he crested a hill and lost control of his vehicle, according to police. The vehicle skidded, struck two utility poles, rolled over and struck a tree, police said.

Leighliter, Maximchalk and a second passenger, Patrick Marshala, all were ejected, police said.

Maximchalk was pronounced dead at the scene.

Leighliter and Marshala went via medical helicopter to Pittsburgh hospitals for treatment, police said.

Marshala was listed in fair condition Sunday in Allegheny General Hospital.

The men's ages and Leighliter's condition were not immediately available.

Mary Pickels is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-836-5401 or mpickels@tribweb.com.

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