A violent crash involving a garbage truck claims the lives of two women.
The two-vehicle crash occurred at the intersection of Routes 6 and 27 in Pittsfield Township around 10:30 Thursday morning. A car with three occupants was westbound on Old Pittsfield Road, stopped at a stop sign, and proceeded to cross over Route 27 to Route 6 West.
Pennsylvania State Police say the driver failed to yield to oncoming traffic and was struck by a garbage truck that was traveling east on Route 6. The driver of the Subaru, a 71-year-old woman, and an 80-year-old passenger were pronounced dead at the scene. A third woman was flown to UPMC Hamot in critical condition.
The driver of the truck was not injured.