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Friday's Fayette crash claims life of second young girl

| Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012

A Fayette County girl died Saturday at Children's Hospital, the second fatality in a two-vehicle accident in Connellsville on Friday afternoon.

The victim, Taylor Darrell, 14, of Connesllville, died at 3:50 p.m., a spokesman for the Allegheny County Medical Examiner Office said.

An autopsy to determine the cause of death is scheduled for Sunday, the spokesman said.

The crash along Breakneck Road also claimed the life of Dawnielle Victor, 12, of Connellsville, who died Friday at Highlands Hospital in Connellsville.

Dawnielle suffered fatal head trauma and a fractured pelvis, said Fayette County Coroner Dr. Philip Reilly.

The girls were passengers in a car driven by Victor's mother, Erica Victor, 41, who also was injured in the accident.

Dawnielle's brother, Lucas Victor, 19, said his mother was expected to be released today from UPMC hospital in Pittsburgh.

State police at Uniontown said the crash occurred when Victor's southbound 1994 car crossed the center line of the snowy road and was hit by a northbound sport utility vehicle driven by a 66-year-old man from Connellsville. Police did not identify that driver.

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