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Youngwood crash sends 1 to hospital, ties up Route 119 traffic

| Thursday, July 6, 2017, 9:00 a.m.
A four-vehicle crash tied up traffic on Route 119 in Youngwood on Thursday, July 6, 2017.
Lloyd Crago
A four-vehicle crash tied up traffic on Route 119 in Youngwood on Thursday, July 6, 2017.

A four-vehicle crash Thursday hospitalized one driver and temporarily shut down traffic in both northbound lanes of Route 119 in Youngwood.

The crash occurred at about 5:30 a.m. at a traffic light at Burton Avenue, according to a Westmoreland County Emergency Management dispatcher.

Youngwood Fire Chief Lloyd Crago said the wreck was a chain-reaction crash that involved a utility truck, a pickup truck and two sport utility vehicles. He said a man driving one of the vehicles was taken to Westmoreland Hospital with a head injury and several other motorists were treated at the scene. Mutual Aid Ambulance Service also responded.

Emergency units cleared the scene at 8:15 a.m., the dispatcher said. Further details were unavailable.

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