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Four hurt in two-vehicle crash

| Monday, May 2, 2005

Four people were injured late Saturday in a two-vehicle accident in Fayette County.

According to state police at Uniontown, the crash occurred when a 1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera operated by Dennis McFadden, of Merrittstown, was traveling south on Route 166, just north of Heisterburg Road.

Police said McFadden's vehicle crossed the road and struck a 1988 Ford truck operated by Michael Shuff, of Republic.

McFadden and his front-seat passenger, Joan Burrell, 44, of Merrittstown, were transported to Brownsville Hospital and then flown to UPMC Presbyterian hospital in Pittsburgh's Oakland section for treatment of head injuries.

The rear passenger in McFadden's vehicle, a 12-year-old, was flown to Children's Hospital in Oakland with a head injury. All three were listed in fair condition Sunday.

Shuff was taken by ambulance to Uniontown Hospital with a head injury. There was no report on his condition.

State police were assisted at the scene by Fayette and Brownsville EMS units and Republic and Allison volunteer fire departments.

An investigation is continuing.

Polling changes

Election officials have changed two polling areas in Fayette County.

Voters in Menallen Township District 1 and Washington Township District 2 are affected.

Those in Menallen 1 are asked to report to the municipal building at 427 Searights Herbert Road. Previously, those voters would have voted at Keister School.

Washington 2 voters are asked to report to the Washington Township Social Hall at 1314 Axton Ave. Election officials say this is a temporary change for those who would normally vote at the Slovak Club on Carlson Lane in Fayette City.

Work plan

PennDOT District 12, Uniontown, has announced its tentative work plan for this week, weather permitting. Motorists should drive with caution throughout all work areas and be alert for signed work zones requiring the usage of headlights.

= Bridge substructure repairs will be made on Route 4014, Lower Peanut Road.

= Signs will be updated and downed signs will be replaced, and work orders will be addressed on various state routes throughout Fayette County.

= Base repairs will be made on Route 1055, Dunbar-Ohiopyle Road, and Route 1004 in Lower Tyrone Township.

= Patching is planned for Route 4036, Newell Road.

= Shoulder work is planned for Route 3003, Tom Cat Hollow Road.

= Pipe installation is planned for Route 2010, Chalk Hill Road; Route 381 south, Bruceton Road; Route 3002, Gas Road; and various state routes in the Mill Run area.

= Blowups will be milled on Route 40, National Pike west.

PennDOT has a 24-hour toll free number for residents to call to report any road maintenance concern. This number can also be utilized to report locations of dead deer on state highway, 800-FIX ROAD (800-349-7623). Visit www.penndot12.com.

Senior citizen dinner

The Mt. Pleasant Area Senior High Student Council will hold its seventh annual senior citizen spaghetti dinner at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in the high school cafeteria. The menu will be spaghetti and meatballs, salad, beverage and dessert. The evening is free of charge for senior citizens.

Several area businesses have donated door prizes for the evening. Everyone is invited to join the group for jazz music in the auditorium following the meal. To make reservations, call 724-547-4100, ext. 1000.

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