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5 hurt in three-vehicle Washington County pileup

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Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, 12:09 p.m.

Paramedics transported five people to medical centers following a three-vehicle wreck in rural Washington County.

Dispatchers alerted emergency responders at 11:14 p.m. Thursday to the wreck on Route 40 near Spring Road in West Pike Run, southeast of Washington towards the borough of California.

Four people had minor to moderate injuries, said Richeyville Volunteer Fire Chief Dave Pohill.

Three people were flown to Pittsburgh hospitals and a fourth was transported to Uniontown Hospital, he said. A fifth person developed chest pains and was taken to Mon Valley Hospital.

Centerville police, who investigated the crash, could not be reached for comment.

Jason Cato is a Trib Total Media staff writer. Reach him at 412-320-7936 or

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