WJAC-TV: Baby Dies following Coal Truck versus Car Collision

CLEARFIELD – An 18-month-old baby has died following a coal truck versus vehicle accident that occurred at approximately 10:02 a.m. Sept. 17 on state Route 879 near Airport Road in Lawrence Township, according to GantDaily.com news partner WJAC-TV.

Lawrence Township police reported that Pauline Dilley of Johnsonburg was killed in the collision. She was an occupant of the passenger car operated by Cappyanna Levenduski of Kersey. Dilley was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a previous GantDaily.com report.

Two children passengers – a 2 –year-old and an 18-month old – were flown to a Pittsburgh-based medical facility. Levenduski was flown to the Altoona Trauma Center for medical treatment.

On Monday afternoon, Dilley’s uncle told WJAC-TV that the baby girl who was flown from the scene has died. The family member said she was on life support from her injuries.

Levenduski was traveling eastbound on SR 879 when she attempted a left-hand turn onto Airport Road. However, she failed to observe a tri-axle coal truck operated by Stephen Clark of Frenchville that was traveling westbound on SR 879 and turned in front of it.

Clark wasn’t able to swerve to avoid striking the passenger side of the Levenduski vehicle. His coal truck then pushed the passenger car sideways and into a ditch along the west berm, where it overturned onto the car, according to a previous GantDaily.com report.

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