Two Die in Separate Rt. 15 Crashes Today

Once victim was a firefighter en route to the first accident



A volunteer firefighter is among two people killed in two separate crashes on Route 15 in Lycoming County.

State police say the crashes happened within a half mile of each other in the area of Powys Curve, about two miles south of Trout Run.

Troopers tell Newswatch 16 that the first crash happened shortly before 4 p.m. Wednesday. They say a car headed north on Route 15 crossed the center line and hit a van coming south. The driver of the car died. The driver of the van was taken to the hospital.

The second wreck involved a volunteer firefighter headed to the scene of that crash. Troopers say he was thrown out of his pickup truck and killed. An officer with the Trout Run Volunteer Fire Company confirms that the man who died was a member of the company.

According to PennDOT, Route 15 south in Lycoming County was expected to reopen around 10 p.m.

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