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Jeannette man killed in Route 982 accident

| Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, 11:27 p.m.

An 18-year-old Jeannette man was killed Friday afternoon along Route 982 in Derry Township when his southbound car crossed into the northbound lane and hit another car, state police at Greensburg said.

Dylan B. Steffey, 18, of Adams Avenue, died of multiple blunt force trauma he sustained as a result of the accident that occurred approximately 100 feet north of Strawcutter Road, Westmoreland County Deputy Coroner Joshua C. Zappone said. Steffey was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:29 p.m.

Eyewitnesses told police that Steffey's car was traveling at a high rate of speed along a downhill curve in the road when it drove directly into the path of a northbound car driven by Raymond Campbell, 29, of Blairsville The front driver's side of Steffey's car hit the front driver's side of Campbell's car, police said.

Police did not indicate if Campbell was injured.

Steffey, who was the only person inside the vehicle, was not wearing a seat belt when the crash occurred, Zappone said.

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