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One dead, two injured in Fayette County crash

KDKA-TV Afternoon Forecast (8/15)
KDKA-TV Afternoon Forecast (8/15) 03:26

SALTLICK TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KDKA) - One person is dead and two others were injured in a crash in Fayette County on Saturday afternoon.

The crash happened on Indian Creek Valley Road in Saltlick Township. The road was shut down near Mountain Pines Campground for hours.

Police later identified a driver, 19-year-old Ryan Leighty, who was airlifted to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital with serious injuries.

Another person, a passenger in Leighty's vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was identified as 16-year-old Tyler Nicholson. 

Police also identified 28-year-old Brett Krysak as the third person involved in the accident. Krysak received minor injuries and was transported to Uniontown Hospital, in stable condition. 

An investigation determined that Leighty's vehicle was driving at a high rate of speed and hit Krysak's vehicle as Krysak was making a left turn onto Calvary Church Road, according to a police report.

Leighty's vehicle came to a final rest in the eastbound/westbound lane of Indian Creek Valley Road, facing north, according to the police report.

Krysak's vehicle came to rest in a grassy area off the roadway left of Indian Creek Valley Road, per the police report.

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