A driver was hospitalized and his passenger was killed after a Saturday night crash on I-79 in Mercer County. Crash scene investigators say at about 8PM in New Vernon Township 18-year-old Matteo Guajardo was the driver of a Toyota Sienna that lost control in the southbound lane of the interstate, rolled over an embankment, and landed in the northbound lane; after the initial crash, they were struck on the passenger side by an F350 pickup. The 19-year-old passenger in the vehicle was declared dead at the scene, Matteo was rushed to Grove City Hospital, and the investigation is ongoing at press time.
After their 40 to 12 sub-divisional victory against the USO Cougars over the weekend, the Meadville Bulldogs Football Team will face the Juniata Indians in the first round of the PIAA State Playoffs this Saturday at 5PM. The game will be broadcast on the Allegheny News Talk Sports Network and more details will be forthcoming.