One identified in deadly Clearfield County propane truck crash that killed two
UPDATE 1/8 – State Police have identified one of the people in the double fatal propane truck crash that occurred Friday afternoon in Clearfield County.
State Police say 69-year-old George Quick was driving his 2005 Ford when he hit the back of a propane truck with its four-way turn signals as he was getting ready to deliver propane. After impacting the truck, a fire broke out and an active propane leak began.
Quick was reported dead at the scene, as was his passenger he was driving with, whose identification has not been released until next of kin were notified.
The propane truck driver was taken to Penn Highlands Hospital for treatment for his injuries.
The cause of the crash is still being investigated.
CLEARFIELD COUNTY, Pennsylvania (WTAJ) – Rescue workers were called to the scene of a fatal multi-vehicle accident in Clearfield County Friday afternoon in which a car collided with a propane truck.
The crash occurred around 1 p.m. on Route 879 in Frenchville. Clearfield County Emergency Management confirmed that an active propane leak had occurred as a result of the accident and that the coroner had been called to the scene. The crash has been confirmed doubly fatal, according to PennDOT.
The road was closed until 8 p.m. on Friday, but is now being opened again.
The identity of those killed is not yet known. The cause of the crash is being investigated by the state police.
WTAJ will update this story with further information as it becomes available.
Sign up for the WTAJ newsletter to get the latest local news, weather, and community events that matter to you.