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PA State Trooper Killed in Crash with Garbage Truck

<p>Pennsylvania State Trooper Michael P. Stewart (Photo: Pennsylvania State Police)</p>

Pennsylvania State Police officials say a state trooper was killed in a multi-vehicle crash early Friday morning in Ligonier Township, Westmoreland County.

The State Police Commissioner identifies the fallen trooper as 26-year-old Michael P. Stewart, KDKA TV reports.

Officials say Trooper Stewart’s state police vehicle collided with a garbage truck around 2:30 a.m. near the intersection of State Route 711 and State Route 271.

A second state trooper has been hospitalized. State police say his injuries are not life threatening.


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