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Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 12:21 a.m.
 

One person was killed and two seriously injured in a four-vehicle crash at 3:39 p.m. Tuesday near Green Ridge Memorial Park on Route 119 at the Moyer Road intersection just outside of Everson.

State police at Uniontown said Kenneth Wildey, 76, was killed in the crash. Drivers Leslie Rechenberg, 28, and Rudolph Angell Jr., 73, were flown by helicopter to Ruby Memorial Hospital for treatment. Driver Karen Osler, 30, was not reported injured.

No addresses were given for the drivers.

According to police, Wildey was stopped on Moyer Road at the intersection of Route 119, preparing to turn left onto the northbound lanes. As he entered the intersection, his 2007 Buick Lucerne was struck in the driver side door by the front bumper of Rechenberg's 2009 Ford Escape, traveling south in the right lane.

The impact forced Wildey's vehicle into Osler's 1998 Ford F-150, which was stopped in the northbound lane of Route 119.

Angell, driving a 2009 Lincoln MKZ, was traveling south in the right lane and made a westbound steering input to avoid the collision in the southbound lanes, police reported.

“One woman was trapped inside her vehicle, and we had to extricate her,” Bullskin Township Fire Chief Joe Liska said.

“We had to close the road down while we freed the victims from their vehicles,” he added.

Liska confirmed that the two injured people were flown by helicopter to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, W.Va.

“They couldn't be taken to the Pittsburgh hospitals because of the bad storm,” Liska said. “The helicopters landed in the Green Ridge cemetery and took the two injured people to Morgantown. I have no idea how bad their injuries were.”

The Fayette County Coroner's office and Fayette EMS responded to the crash.

Bullskin and Everson volunteer firefighters assisted state police and the coroner's office at the scene.

Liska said about 10 or 12 volunteer firefighters from Bullskin Township responded to the scene with three pieces of equipment. At least eight to 10 Everson volunteer firefighters also responded with two pieces of equipment.

Cindy Ekas is a freelance writer.

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