ExploreJefferson: Victim Identified in Route 28 SUV vs. Tanker Crash

WARSAW TWP., Pa. (EYT) – State police have identified the victim in a fatal crash that shut down state Route 28 for nearly three hours on Thursday afternoon.

DuBois-based state police say the crash occurred around 12:44 p.m. in Warsaw Township, Jefferson County.

Justin A. Barraclough, 29, of Brockway was traveling north on SR 28 near Mays Road and crossed into the path of an oncoming 2005 International tanker truck operated by Robert G. Brantingham, 40, of Winona, Ohio.

State police say Brantingham attempted to avoid Barraclough’s 2002 Saturn Vue by braking and turning to the right but was unsuccessful, resulting in a violent head-on collision between the two vehicles.

Barraclough was pronounced dead at the scene by the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office.

Brantingham was not injured.

SR 28 was closed for approximately 2.5 hours following the accident.

Warsaw Volunteer Fire Department, Pine Creek Volunteer Fire Department, Jefferson County EMS, and Bailey’s Towing assisted at the scene. Brookville Fire Company was dispatched to set up a landing zone.

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