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Fatal Rt. 56 Accident

State police in Bedford County have identified the victim of Wednesday’s early morning fatal crash on the Pleasantville Mountain.

Investigators say 43-year-old Matthew Myers, of Johnstown, was killed when his vehicle crossed into the opposite lane of travel and struck a pickup truck head-on.

Police say Myers was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities say the driver of the pickup truck, a 32-year-old Johnstown man, was transported to Conemaugh Hospital with suspected serious injuries.

Troopers say the crash occurred just after 6 a.m. and closed Route 56, otherwise known as Quaker Valley Road, for several hours.

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