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Leechburg Road reopened after morning crash

Chuck Biedka

A pickup truck was bent into a V on Thursday morning in a crash on Leechburg Road in Allegheny Township.

The crash happened at about 8:45 a.m. Thursday when a driver ahead of the pickup was making a left turn into Sevic Landscaping along the 4000 block of Leechburg Road, also known as Route 56.

A box truck driver didn’t stop in time and plowed into the rear of the GMC pickup driven by a 53-year-old New Kensington man, police Chief Duane Fisher said.

“The impact bent the GMC into a V and pushed the wreckage about 200 feet toward White Cloud Road,” he said.

The unnamed man was taken by ambulance to a Monroeville hospital.

The box truck was driven by a 57-year-old man from Ford Cliff. The man was delivering coffee and nuts for the Grove City-based George Howe company, police said.

The box truck’s mostly fiberglass body was shattered, but the driver was OK in the cab.

However, debris launched by the impact cracked the windshield for a larger Chevrolet SUV driven by a woman.

She wasn’t injured.

All drivers were were wearing seat belts.

Volunteer firefighters were not available for comment early Thursday.

Part of Route 56 was closed for about 45 minutes so that fire and rescue crews could do their work.

It was open to traffic at about 9:25 a.m.

Chuck Biedka is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Chuck at 724-226-4711, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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