Truck Driver Dead After One-Vehicle Accident in Union Township
UPDATE (3/14/19) Pennsylvania State Police have identified the victim who died after the triple-axle water truck overturned on Route 414 in Union Township as 63-year-old Patrick McLaughlin.
Tioga County, P.A. (WENY)-- A 63-year-old man is dead following a one-vehicle accident on Route 414 in Union Township.
The crash happened Monday night around 6:45pm. Pennsylvania State Police say the operator of a triple-axle water truck was driving west on Route 414 when he lost control while going around a curve. Police say the truck overturned in the roadway, then hit and traveled through a guide rail. The truck traveled off the roadway and hit a concrete culvert on the passenger side. Police say the truck came to rest over an embankment on the passenger side.
Police say the truck's operator was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity will be released once notification has been made to the family.
Canton Fire and EMS, Liberty Fire Company, PennDOT, American Truck Stop, and the Tioga County Deputy Coroner were all on scene.