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Police identify second victim of fatal crash

March 01, 2007

Pennsylvania State Police have released the name of a second man killed in a chain-reaction crash Tuesday near the Tuscarora Tunnel.

James C. Skinner, 41, of Lower Burrell, Pa., and his passenger, John Michael Taylor, 22, of Saltsburg, Pa., were in a Ford Five Hundred that was pushed under a tractor-trailer, police said.

Skinner was pronounced dead at the scene of the 3:30 p.m. crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Fannett Township, and Taylor died after being airlifted to York (Pa.) Hospital, according to police reports.

Police said a tractor-trailer involved in a crash Sunday was being removed from near the tunnel Tuesday, causing traffic to back up.

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When a tractor-trailer driven by Michael Edward Ford, 52, of Venus, Texas, struck a stopped or slowing tractor-trailer driven by Yu Anmin, 47, of San Gabriel, Calif., Anmin's tractor-trailer hit the rear of a 2004 Chevrolet Trail Blazer that was slowing down.

After the impact, the Trail Blazer hit a concrete barrier then struck the Ford driven by Skinner. The Ford was forced under a tractor-trailer driven by Reginald F. Kendall, 67, and the tractor-trailer was pushed into the rear of a 2001 Chevrolet Malibu driven by Daniel Goolano, 51, of New Castle, Pa., police said.

Goolano sustained neck injuries, and his passenger, Paul Kuglar, 50, sustained back injuries. Kendall sustained minor injuries, and Kurt A. Grigg, 41, of Mechanicsburg, Pa., who was driving the Trail Blazer, sustained head injuries, police said.

All the vehicles but the tractor-trailer driven by Kendall sustained severe damage. Kendall's tractor-trailer sustained moderate damage, police said.

All passengers and driver were wearing seat belts, police said.

The crash remained under investigation Wednesday, police said.

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