Coroner: Head trauma cause of death for Bellefonte-area man in Thursday crash

A Bellefonte-area man killed in a Thursday evening crash on Route 64 near Pleasant Gap died from head trauma, Centre County Coroner Scott Sayers said.

Donald Trulick, 65, of Spring Township, was killed in a two-vehicle accident involving his red sedan and a tractor-trailer at approximately 5:50 p.m.

In a news release issued Friday, Sayers said a tractor-trailer pulled in front of Trulick, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

After an autopsy Friday, Sayers said the manner of Trulick’s death was accidental.

Trulick was traveling east on East College Avenue when the semi pulled in front of him, Sayers said in the release. The truck’s driver, William White, of Arkansas, was not injured, according to police Thursday night.

Police said they did not think alcohol was a factor in the wreck, but said an investigation would continue.

The crash was the second fatal traffic accident in the county this week. On Tuesday, Dolores P. Weaver, 79, of Port Matilda, died when a tanker truck collided with her car as she left the parking lot of the Port Matilda Sportsmen’s Club on South Eagle Valley Road in Worth Township.