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Pa. man dies when truck strikes pole

August 12, 1999

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - A 54-year-old Hustontown, Pa., man died Thursday afternoon when his truck hit a telephone pole and overturned on Sipes Mill Road.

George Edward Dietz, of HCR 71, Box 159-K, was traveling south on Sipes Mill Road about 3 p.m. when he swerved in his 1986 GMC Sierra to avoid an oncoming car, Pennsylvania State Police said.

The car had crossed the center line into Dietz's lane of travel, police said.

A passenger in the truck, 37-year-old Boyd William Gelvin, received minor injuries.

Deputy Coronoer Berley Souders pronounced Dietz dead at the scene of the accident, which was about two miles south of Pa. 30, police said.

An investigation into the wreck was continuing late Thursday.

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