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Woman pronounced dead on scene of 2-vehicle crash on I-80

A two-vehicle crash resulted in the death of an 82-year-old woman Saturday morning on Interstate 80, near Mount Riansares Road, in Clinton County.

One vehicle, driven by Philip Smalley, 82, with passenger Doris Smalley, was attempting to pass another vehicle in the left lane. Philip Smalley lost control of his Ford Focus and began sliding sideways before being struck on the front passenger side by a second vehicle, according to state police at Lamar.

Smalley then rotated his vehicle clockwise, and pinned it against the guide rail. The right rear corner of the second vehicle was pinned against the passenger side of Smalley’s vehicle, police said.

Doris Smalley was pronounced dead on the scene by Clinton County Coroner Zach Hanna. Philip Smalley was suspected to have minor injuries. The driver of the second vehicle was not injured.

Lock Haven EMS, Goodwill Fire and Hose, Sugar Valley EMS, the state Department of Transportation and Valley Collision also responded to the scene.

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