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October 31, 2013

No injuries reported in Union crash

NEW CASTLE — No injuries were reported in a two-vehicle accident Monday morning on Interstate 376 in Union Township.

State police said Brian H. Dehaven, 40, of Volant was stopped in the eastbound lane just before 6 a.m. after hitting a deer and did not have the hazard signals of his van activated.

James N. Raisley, 60, of Slippery Rock, was changing from the right lane to the left lane, police said, and did not realize Dehaven was stopped. Raisley was traveling too fast, police said, and struck the left rear corner of Dehaven’s van.

Raisley’s Jeep traveled in a north easterly direction into the grass medial area and rolled over several times before coming to rest about 66 feet from the initial point of impact, police said.

Police charged Dehaven with failure to activate hazard signals and Raisley with failure to drive at a safe speed.

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