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Pennsylvania journalist dies in freak accident

According to the Berks County, Pennsylvania deputy coroner, a 31-year-old woman from Norristown, Pennsylvania, who was involved in a freak accident on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, was recently pronounced dead at Reading Hospital.

Authorities have reported that the car crash occurred while the 31-year-old journalist was traveling westbound on the turnpike in a Volkswagen. A box truck traveling eastbound on the turnpike at the same time collided with a construction sign. This sent the traffic-control sign into the air. It then crashed into the windshield of the woman and hit her in the head.

After the sign collided with her vehicle, the Volkswagen hit another vehicle and a concrete barrier. Police said that the vehicle then veered into the westbound shoulder. The woman and her vehicle came to rest in a ditch on the side of the roadway. The driver of the other vehicle was not seriously injured and no further details have been released on the individual.

The driver of the box truck that hit the construction sign was not injured. Authorities have said that all individuals involved in the crash were wearing seat belts.

No autopsy has been scheduled for the deceased woman. Reportedly, she was on her way home to visit her parents in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She had planned on vacationing in California with them for the week.

No charges have been announced in the accident. At this time it's unknown why the box truck hit the sign, or if the truck driver was driving erratically or dangerously. But one thing is almost certain: If that sign had not been hit, the accident would not have happened.

Source: Lancaster Online, "Turnpike accident claims life; police update March fatal," Ryan Robinson, April 17, 2012

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