Sudden braking causes crash near Frazer Exit Saturday afternoon


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Frazer Township, Pa. – Pennsylvania State Police Tpr. Joshua Osche reported a single vehicle crash along the Allegheny Valley Expressway about 12:24 pm Saturday afternoon.

Tpr. Osche said the crash occurred as Unit 1 (A phantom vehicle) and a vehicle driven by Corrin Eckman, age 37 of Yatesboro were traveling Southbound in the left hand lane when Unit 1 suddenly braked, causing Eckman to react steering to the left shoulder of the roadway. Echman’s 2012 Ford Fiesta entered a counterclockwise yaw and came to a final rest facing East against the guidewires.

The phantom vehicle was not located as it continued to travel Southbound on SR 28. Eckman, who was wearing a seat belt was not injured in the incident and refused EMS transport.

State Police closed the southbound lanes at Tarentum and the get-on ramp in East Deer while the investigation was conducted. Traffic was backed up for more than a mile prior to the crash scene in Frazer and also at the Tarentum Exit.

Assisting PSP Kittanning was Frazer PD and Frazer Volunteer Fire crews.


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