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Rt 64 Accident Concerns

Following Yesterday’s double fatal crash on Route 64 in Centre County Today new details have been released.

The latest deadly crash in just 8 days means 4 people have died in 3 crashes.

All four victims were not wearing seat belts.

There were less than 7 miles between all 3 crashes.

We spoke with a Penddot safety official today about that stretch of road asking if there’s a safety issue here.

“So we reviewed our crash history on this particular stretch of Route 64 for the past 5 years and we found that in those 5 years, during that reportable history, that we only had 5 reportable crashes along that stretch of roadway
and in that time, of those crashs, only 1 had an injury which was suspected to be minor. So this is not something typical of this roadway, but now that we’ve had this string of fatalities over the course of the last weeek,
we are taking a closer look at things and will be responding accodingly.”

Yesterday’s crash happened along locally known Nittany Valley Drive in Walker Township around 3.

Police say a man in a Chevrolet Malibu was headed South drifted into the Northbound lane. Hitting an oncoming vehicle head on.

The driver of the second vehicle a female was seriously injured.

Her passenger a man was not wearing his seatbelt properly and was fatally injured.

The man driving the first vehicle was not wearing his seatbelt at all contributing to his fatal injuries.

The identites of both men who died in the crash have not been released pending notification of their families.

State police are investigating this incident.

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