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Nicholas Hillsman

Nicholas Hillsman, 19, Killed in 2-Vehicle Crash on Route 19 at Ruff Creek Interchange in Washington Township

Washington Township, Pennsylvania (August 17, 2017) – A teenager lost his life Wednesday afternoon after he was involved in a 2-vehicle crash in Washington Township.

The collision occurred at around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 16 on Route 19 at Ruff Creek on-ramp.

State police said that 19-year-old Nicholas Hillsman was traveling north on Route 19 when he crashed into a tri-axle truck that was traveling south on the road and as it turned onto the Ruff Creek on-ramp to head south on Interstate 79.

Hillsman sustained injuries and was transported to WHS-Greene Hospital in Waynesburg for treatment. Unfortunately, he died at the hospital. The driver of the truck, identified as James Weldon Smith, 41, of McClellandtown was not hurt in the accident.

Waynesburg-Franklin volunteer firefighters assisted police at the site.

It was not known if Smith will face any charges.

We sympathize with the family and friends of Nicholas Hillsman. It pains to lose your loved one in an accident particularly if it was caused by a negligent party.

We understand you cannot get back the lost person, but it is necessary to take the responsible party to a court of law for justice to take its course. At Edelstein Martin & Nelson – Personal Injury Lawyers Philadelphia, we have lawyers who can help in all legal matters concerning personal injury among other accidents. You can reach our office at (888) 208-1810, and we will evaluate your case.

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