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New Castle man killed in single-car crash

| Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012

A New Castle man died in a car accident on Wednesday morning in Lawrence County.

State police said Harry McEwen, 84, lost control about 10:15 a.m. going around a curve north on Route 158 near Spring House Lane in New Wilmington.

McEwen hit a guard rail, and then drove through a field and struck a tree, police said.

Officers said McEwen's son, Brad McEwen, who is 2nd assistant chief of the borough's volunteer fire department, was among the first-responders who arrived on the scene.

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