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Clarion County motorist killed in Mahoning crash

| Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, 8:03 p.m.
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A Clarion County woman died Tuesday afternoon in a head-on traffic collision along state Route 28/66 in Mahoning, Armstrong County.

Sheila Belinda Nair, 74, of New Bethlehem was fatally injured when the car she was driving crossed the double yellow line and struck a commercial truck about 3:42 p.m., according to Armstrong County Coroner Brian K. Myers.

Nair was driving northbound in a Volkswagen Passat, and her vehicle struck a Freightliner M2 truck going south driven by Kenneth G. Plyer, 53, of Kittanning. Myers said he pronounced Nair dead at the scene; she was wearing a seatbelt, and airbags did deploy.

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