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Man escapes serious injury after crash

| Tuesday, May 8, 2012, 2:55 a.m.

An Armstrong County man escaped serious injury after he lost control of his car while racing on Route 30 near Westmoreland Mall in Hempfield Township.

Craig Kaplon, of Kittanning, suffered minor injuries after his 2005 Mazda sedan struck a concrete barrier Tuesday night, state police at Greensburg said.

According to witnesses, Kaplon, who was driving east, was racing another vehicle and was traveling too fast at a bend to keep control of his vehicle.

His car struck the center barrier and traveled for about 250 feet before coming to rest on its roof.

Kaplon was wearing a seat belt, police said.

Police didn't say if Kaplon faces charges.

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