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One Person Killed, Another Injured In Wrong Way Accident On I-79

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NORTH STRABANE TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KDKA) - One person was killed in an overnight accident on I-79.

Pennsylvania State Police say they were called to the scene of a wrong way accident at approximately 3:50 a.m. Saturday morning.

Two vehicles collided head-on in the southbound lanes of I-79 near the Canonsburg exit, according to police.

25-year-old Amanda Sue Towns of Morgantown, West Virginia was driving north in the southbound lanes and was subsequently killed in the accident, according to the Washington County Coroner documents. She was wearing a seat belt and no one else was in the vehicle with Towns.

Authorities say the woman struck another vehicle that was operated by a 28-year-old female. The woman was taken to a nearby hospital where her condition is unknown.

Police say the names of those involved in the accident will be released following the notification of family members.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

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