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Mercer County man killed while trying to pull car from ditch

| Monday, Dec. 15, 2008

A Mercer County man was killed while trying to remove a car from a ditch along a rural road, state police said Sunday.

Jason Spencer, 29 of Hadley died along Highway 773 in Perry Township. Spencer was trying to help pull the vehicle -- in which he was a passenger -- out of the ditch about 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

A vehicle driven by Walter Nelson of Meadville drove into a Jeep whose driver had stopped to help, and Spencer was pinned between the two vehicles. The Mercer County coroner said Spencer died from a broken neck. No one else was injured.

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