Salem woman killed in Route 22 crash |

Salem woman killed in Route 22 crash

Renatta Signorini
The scene of a fatal two-car crash on Route 22 in Salem Township on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019.

An 87-year-old woman was killed Monday in a two-vehicle crash in Salem Township, according to state police.

Huldah Holby of Salem was stopped in a Buick on Hannastown Road at its intersection with Route 22 at 8:45 a.m. She pulled out onto the highway and attempted to make a left turn to head westbound when her car was hit by a Jeep Renegade being driven by Craig John Sikurinec, 49, according to troopers.

Holby was pronounced dead at the scene. She was not wearing a seat belt, according to a report from the Westmoreland County coroner, and her vehicle was not equipped with air bags.

Sikurinec was taken to AHN Forbes Hospital in Monroeville for treatment of minor injuries, police said. Information about Sikurinec’s residence was not provided in a news release.

The crash blocked part of the eastbound lanes on a stretch of the highway between where Routes 819 and 119 meet Route 22.

There are no stop lights at that intersection. Route 22 is one of the busiest highways in Westmoreland County with a daily traffic count of about 22,000 vehicles, according to a PennDOT traffic volume map.

State officials this year started studying traffic signals at the intersection of routes 22 and 819 and other safety measures after that area was the site of several crashes, including one fatality, in June.

Renatta Signorini is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Renatta at 724-837-5374, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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