COLLEGE TOWNSHIP — Two local people died and a 4-year-old girl was injured in a two-vehicle crash Thursday on Interstate 99 near the Shiloh Road exit.
David J. Williams, of State College, was driving south at 2:10 p.m. when he lost control of his 1999 Dodge truck for “unknown reasons” and traveled across the grass median, state police at Rockview said.
Williams’ truck then struck a Volkswagen sedan driven by Sarah Elizabeth Johnson, of Bellefonte, head-on, causing both vehicles to flip several times before they stopped on the side of the highway, police said.
Centre County Coroner Scott Sayers pronounced Williams and Johnson dead at the scene, but the girl riding in Johnson’s car was flown to a hospital.
Police did not identify the girl or indicate which hospital, but said the child’s injuries were “moderate.”
They did not provide more details about the child’s condition or relationship to Johnson.
Farthest from the road, Johnson’s car flipped onto its roof. Williams’ truck lay next to it on the driver’s side, with the underside facing the other vehicle.
Police closed one lane of I-99 at the scene of the accident. After about three hours, the crash was cleared and the lane was reopened.
At times, emergency personnel shielded the vehicles with tarps. Responders included the Pleasant Gap Fire Company and Mount Nittany Medical Center.
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