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Victim flown to hospital after Route 119 crash

| Thursday, Nov. 7, 2002

Debris littered trees along the road, a car rested upside down over an embankment and a man was flown to the hospital following an early evening one-vehicle crash on Wednesday.

The accident occurred sometime after 5 p.m. on Route 119 South near the Everson exit.

According to Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Lisa Jobe, the vehicle left the rain-soaked roadway, traveled over a guiderail and came to rest several hundred feet away.

Although the investigation into the accident is still ongoing, Jobe said speed may have been a factor.

"The vehicle traveled quite a distance to get from where it left the road to where it eventually ended up," said Jobe.

According to state police at Uniontown,operator of the vehicle was Jeffrey M. Lynn of Connellsville. Lynn was ejected from the vehicle and flown to Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh.

The accident closed one lane of Route 19 for a short period of time and resulted in traffic congestion on the well-traveled state road.

State troopers directed traffic in an effort to keep it moving. In addition to the state police, Bullskin Township Volunteer Fire Department also responded to the accident.

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