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Cambria County woman dies in 3-car accident

Paul Peirce
| Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2002

A 64-year-old woman died Sunday from multiple injuries she sustained in a three-car crash on Route 22 in Indiana County.

Audrey R. Pertine, of St. Michael, Cambria County, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash in the Penn View Mountain area of West Wheatfield Township, according to state police in Indiana. The crash occurred at 3:25 p.m.

Pertine was eastbound on the highway when she crossed into the path of a westbound car driven by Peter Kroll, 19, of Wexford, Allegheny County, police said. After the initial collision, Kroll's vehicle traveled into a second westbound lane, where it collided with another car driven by Sandra George, 53, of Blairsville, Indiana County, according to police.

Kroll had to be extricated from his car and was flown by emergency medical helicopter to Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. He is reported in fair condition.

George was taken by ambulance to Latrobe Area Hospital, where she was treated and released for treatment of minor injuries.

Fire departments from Black Lick, Blairsville and Clyde assisted at the scene.

Pertine was pronounced dead at the scene by Indiana County Deputy Coroner Michael Baker.

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