SALTSBURG — Indiana County Coroner Jerry Overman said it was an “intentional motor vehicle crash” that killed a motorist Monday night on Route 286 just outside of Saltsburg in Conemaugh Township.
Overman did not identify that motorist, nor did state police.
He did say that DNA testing would be required to confirm the identity of the driver.
The coroner said the driver was eastbound on Route 286 when he “intentionally crossed the center lane (and) traversed the westbound lane striking several concrete retaining blocks.” The car then burst into flames, Overman said.
Saltsburg and Tunnelton-Conemaugh Township volunteer firefighters and Lifestat Ambulance were dispatched by Indiana County Emergency Management, along with state police out of Indiana.