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3 hurt in separate accidents

| Thursday, May 10, 2012, 5:35 p.m.

Three people were injured Wednesday in two separate accidents in Westmoreland County.

The first accident occurred at 3:06 p.m. on Guffey-Shaner Road in Sewickley Township, state police at Greensburg said.

Gregory Dittmar, of White Oak, Allegheny County, was driving at a high rate of speed when he failed to negotiate a sharp curve, police said. Dittmar's 1994 Ford Taurus struck a guard rail, flew into the air, hit a tree and then landed in a creek.

Both Dittmar and his passenger, Melissa Craven, also of White Oak, were flown to Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh, Uptown, police said.

Dittmar was listed in fair condition Thursday, according to a hospital spokeswoman. However, she said Craven was not a patient at Mercy.

It could not be ascertained yesterday afternoon where Craven was treated or the extent of her injuries.

In the second incident, at 8:33 p.m. Wednesday, a 24-year-old Jeannette man driving a Honda Civic DX was traveling east on Route 993 near Brownstown Road in North Huntingdon Township, apparently at a high rate of speed, township police said.

Keith Nene, no address given, reportedly lost control of his car as it rounded a curve and drove up an embankment. The car flew into the air and hit a utility pole. Nene had to be freed from the car, police said.

Nene was flown to Mercy Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition.

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