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Young Township

An Armstrong County man was seriously injured at 5:28 p.m. Wednesday in a collision in Iselin, state police reported this morning.

Alan Klingensmith, 26, of West Leechburg, was flown by LifeSTAT helicopter to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh for treatment.

According to reports, Klingensmith drove a westbound Federal Express box truck and turned left from Red Street onto Iselin Road where it was hit by a Chevrolet Silverado driven by Timothy Coleman, of Avonmore.

Police believe Klingensmith failed to use a seat belt and was ejected through the passenger side window.

Investigators said the Silverado veered off the road, hit a parked and unoccupied Dodge Ram 1500 truck and struck a nearby house. A skid steer machine being towed by the pickup came free from a trailer and came to rest against the Ram truck.

Coleman, 55, was not reported to be injured.

Troopers didn’t identify the property owner or describe any damage to the house.

Gaskill Township, Jefferson County

State police reported that a Honda CRV driven by John Anthony, of Rural Valley, hit a metal fence along Route 36 near Jackson Run Road at 5:15 p.m. Aug. 31. Police said Anthony, 51, was injured by broken glass but did not receive immediate medical treatment.

Derry Township, Westmoreland County

Five people were injured in a crash Aug. 24 on Route 217 at Pizza Barn Road, state police reported.

Troopers said a Chevrolet Cruze driven by Harrison Plantico, of Blairsville, and a Honda CRV driven by Marianne Duffner, also of Blairsville, collided in the intersection at 9:33 a.m.

Plantico, 24; his passenger, Breanna Papinchak, 27; Duffner 67; and passengers Blake Duffner, 34; and John Duffner, 34; all of Blairsville, were transported by Citizens’ Ambulance Service to Forbes Regional Hospital in Monroeville for treatment of their injuries.

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Troopers reported a Chevrolet Traverse driven by Michelle Eaglehouse, of Blairsville, and a Chevrolet Malibu driven by Jodi Sanderson, of Blairsville, were involved in a crash at 1:22 p.m. Aug. 23 on Route 217 at Don Street.

No one was reported to be injured.