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March 5, 2013

New Castle men killed in crash

NEW CASTLE — Two New Castle men were killed in a traffic accident Sunday morning in Poland Township, Ohio.

Pronounced dead at the scene were Louis J. Pullia, 49, and Thomas A. Costello Jr. 55.

A third occupant, Charles E. Park Jr., 41, of New Castle sustained serious injuries and was transported to St. Elizabeth Health Center, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

The accident occurred at 12:08 a.m. on New Castle Road.

Police said Pullia, driving a Hyundai Santa Fe, was traveling west on New Castle Road and went off the left side of the road, striking a mail box and then a tree.

Both Pullia and Costello were pronounced dead at the scene, police said, adding that none of the occupants was wearing a seat belt. The accident remains under investigation.

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