Man accused of causing fatal crash is charged, awaits preliminary hearing

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The man allegedly responsible for a deadly crash in February of 2018 has been charged in the case.

Pennsylvania State Police investigated the head-on collision in Elk Creek Township that claimed 62-year-old Girard Resident James Papson’s life. The accident was reported around 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, February 13th on Route 6N, just east of Ivarea Road.

Police say a car driven by Brandon Guianen, 24, tried to pass on the hill, causing the head-on collision.  Guianen and a passenger were flown to UPMC Hamot by helicopter with serious injuries.

Guianen was released on a $50,000 bond and awaits a preliminary hearing.

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