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Two hospitalized after head-on crash in Clinton

| Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009

Two Evans City residents remained hospitalized yesterday after the SUV they were traveling in collided head-on with a dump truck along Route 228 on Tuesday.

Jessica Jurysta, 21, the driver of the SUV, and Robert Banks, 24, her passenger, were taken to Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, according to state police. A hospital spokesman said Jurysta was in serious condition in the trauma unit Wednesday and Banks was in fair condition.

The driver of the dump truck, Craig Harbison, 43, of the Sarver area, was not injured, according to state police.

Police said the accident occurred about 10 p.m. when the eastbound dump truck crossed into the westbound lane and struck the SUV head on.

The SUV was pushed backward and off the berm of the road, according to the state police, who said their investigation into the accident is continuing.

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