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Two Trucks Collide at I-80 Work Zone in Richland Township
According to Clarion-based State Police, around 11:03 a.m. on Saturday, May 12, 43-year-old Robert L. Bish, of Clarion, was operating a 2010 Peterbilt dump truck, attempting to merge onto I-80 eastbound at the exit 45 ramp. At the same time, a 2018 Freightliner, operated by 41-year-old Matthew D. Ryan, of Kingston, TN, was traveling in the left lane of I-80 eastbound within a work zone.
Police say Bish merged his truck into the left lane from the exit ramp where it impacted with Ryan’s truck. Both trucks then traveled a short distance and pulled into the median.
Both drivers and Ryan’s passenger, 19-year-old Ashley R. Wilson, of Maryville, TN, were wearing seatbelts and were not injured in the crash.
Both trucks sustained disabling damage.
Bish was cited for a traffic violation.
The above report was released to exploreClarion.com on Thursday, May 17, 2018.
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