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Two dead after wreck with tractor-trailer on Route 22

| Monday, Aug. 10, 2009

A tractor-trailer crossed the median and collided with an oncoming car, killing two people, police said.

Police said the tractor-trailer was heading east on Route 22 in Blair County at 3:30 p.m. Saturday when it crossed into the westbound lanes and hit the car.

Police said the crash claimed the lives of the Toyota's front-seat passengers, Gary Smith and Tracey Smith of New Bethlehem. An 8-year-old boy in the car was flown to Altoona Hospital and later to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.

Police said the cause of the crash remains under investigation and a reconstruction is being done.

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