Victim identified in Sunday morning’s fatal accident in Venango Township

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An Erie man is dead following an early morning accident in Venango Township.

According to Pennsylvania State Police, this happened around 9:00 a.m. at the intersection of Route 8 and Fritzhill Road.

Troopers say a Ford F-150 traveling north exited is late of travel, left the roadway at its left side and traveled westbound. The truck then struck a tree.

The victim, identified as 71-year old Charles Luden of Erie, was pronounced dead on the scene.

According to Erie County Coroner Lyell Cook, Luden appeared to have had a medical emergency while driving.

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