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July 2, 2013

Truck driver injured in rollover accident

NEW CASTLE — A truck driver was injured Tuesday in an accident that closed a portion of Route 422 in Slippery Rock Township.

Michael J. Barbish Jr., 81, of Harmony was taken by helicopter to a Pittsburgh hospital after his dump truck crashed and spilled a load of stone onto the highway.

According to state police, the accident occurred shortly after 9 a.m. at the intersection of Mount Hope Furnace Road. Officers said Barbish was traveling north on that road when his dump truck went onto the berm and struck an embankment.

The truck rolled into its passenger side, spilling its load.

Members of the Slippery Rock Volunteer Fire Department responded and removed Barbish from his vehicle, police said. He was then flown to Presbyterian Hospital with what police described as moderate to severe injuries.

Police said the investigation into the cause of the accident is continuing.

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