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Van-truck collision claims Pa. man

January 18, 1997

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Middletown, Pa., man died Friday morning in a head-on collision between his van and a pickup truck, authorities said.

Charles W. Hatfield, 60, was pronounced dead at 10:58 a.m. at Chambersburg Hospital, said Franklin County Coroner Kenneth L. Peiffer Jr.

Hatfield was southbound on Pa. 75 in Metal Township when his van crossed into the oncoming lane and hit a pickup truck at about 9:40 a.m., Pennsylvania State Police said.

The truck was driven by Fred Shore of the 2800 block of Path Valley Road in Fort Loudon, Pa., police said.

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Shore, who was wearing a seat belt, was treated at Chambersburg Hospital, police said.

Hatfield was not wearing a seat belt, police said.

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