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Covington, Pennsylvania – Child Injured, Woman Killed in Tanker Truck Accident

By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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Diane M. McKinley, of Renovo, Pennsylvania, was driving her Honda Civic down Route 2005 with Mildred L. Barnhard of Lock Haven Pennsylvania in the passenger seat and a five year old child in the back seat. When Ms. McKinley stopped at the intersection of Route 2005 and Route 2022 in Covington, Pennsylvania to make a left hand turn, the car was struck from behind by an International tanker truck. The truck was driven by Barry K. Smith.

The Civic became entangled with the tanker from the force of the collision, and was pushed forward one hundred feet into the intersection. Luckily, no other vehicles were involved in the crash. All four people involved in the accident were wearing their seat belts at the time. Even so, Ms. Barnhard was pronounced dead on arrival at Soldiers and Sailors Hospital. Ms. McKinley and the child were also injured; the severity of their injuries is not known. The child was taken to the hospital by helicopter. The driver of the truck was not injured in the accident.

The state police department is reconstructing the accident in order to better understand how it happened, and to learn how future accidents at the intersection can be avoided.

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