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Boalsburg Woman Dies in Two Vehicle Accident

by on February 02, 2015 11:25 AM

An early morning car accident claimed the life of a Boalsburg woman Monday. A second person was seriously hurt.

The accident happened near the intersection of East College and Transfer Road, in an area between the Nittany Mall and Rockview State Correctional Institute.

State College police say Dorothy Franco, 63, of Boalsburg, lost control of her station wagon on the snow covered roadway. Her vehicle collided with a Columbia Gas pick up truck operated by James Walker, 53, of Bellefonte.

According to news release issued by the police department, Franco was pronounced dead at the scene. Walker was rushed to Mount Nittany Medical Center with serious injuries.

Emergency crews were dispatched just after 6:30 a.m. The accident closed down a section of East College Avenue for several hours. Traffic was detoured during the morning rush hour while police investigated.

An overnight snow storm created icy patches on many area roads.

The two vehicles involved in the wreck were towed away around 9:45 a.m. East College Avenue was reopened a few minutes later.

This story has been updated with additional information supplied by State College police.


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