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July 25, 2013

State police reconstructionists probing McNally Bridge crash

JOHNSTOWN — A state police accident reconstruction team is investigating Wednesday’s McNally Bridge crash between two trucks that injured three people, police said.

The crash closed part of Route 219 northbound for more than four hours on Wednesday while investigators processed the scene and other responders cleaned up the mess, Richland police Chief Michael Burgan said.

 He said a tri-axle coal truck apparently caused the wreck by striking the rear of the box truck while both were heading north around 4 p.m.

The impact caused both occupants of the box truck to be thrown from the truck, which spilled its cargo of auto parts and other scrap.

A car transmission was among the debris scattered along the road, he said.

The occcupants, driver Kevin Disantis of DuBois and Gerald Bundy of Danville, Montour County, were transported to Memorial Medical Center with unknown injuries, Burgan said.

The coal truck’s driver, Kenneth Dunn of Altoona, was also transported to Memorial.

Conemaugh Health System spokeswoman Amy Bradley said Bundy and Dunn were listed in serious condition as of Thursday afternoon. Disantis was listed in good condition.

Cambria 911 officials said Route 219 was closed for cleanup until shortly after 9 p.m. Wednesday.

No charges were filed in the crash as of Thursday, Burgan said. Police are awaiting findings from the accident reconstruction team.

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