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Valley News Dispatch

Washington Township crash injures woman when car goes over hillside

Chuck Biedka

Washington Township police are investigating a crash Wednesday afternoon on Route 380 in which one car went over a hillside, trapping the driver.

Sgt. Jason Montgomery said a Parks Township man driving a pickup crossed in front of a Washington Township woman’s vehicle, and the collision forced her car partway down a hillside near a small creek.

A third car wasn’t involved in that crash but was hit by items thrown from the pickup’s bed.

The incident occurred just after 3 p.m. at a red light on Route 380 at Wilma Drive.

Debra Nemeth, 66, of Washington Township was driving a 2011 Lincoln that went over the hillside, police said. Glen Klingensmith, 61, of Parks Township was driving a 1998 Chevrolet Silverado pickup that crossed in front of her, Montgomery said.

The Lincoln was hit on the right front, spun and hit a guardrail, collapsing about 10 feet of it, Montgomery said. The car continued over the hillside.

A rescue crew had to remove the driver’s door to free Nemeth.

She appeared to have moderate injuries, Montgomery said. Nemeth was driven to Forbes Hospital in Monroeville, where her condition wasn’t available Thursday evening.

As a result of the crash, items the truck’s bed flew out and struck a car stopped at a stop sign at Beemer Lane, directly across from Wilma Drive.

The car was driven by a Michigan man who wasn’t injured, police said.

Damage to the car was cosmetic, Montgomery said.

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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