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Friday, March 1, 2013

Thursday's Fatal Crash Victim ID'd

Police have released the names of the people involved in the fatal crash Thursday morning in Elk County.

26-year-old Desiree Smith of Falls Creek died after the two-vehicle crash on Route 153 near Cristini’s Auto Wrecking.

Troopers say a car driven by 25-year-old Diedre Butler of Brockway crossed the center line and hit a vehicle driven by 61-year-old Linda Jensen of Warren.

Smith was a passenger in Butler’s car and was thrown from the vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Butler suffered major injuries, and was first taken to DuBois Regional Medical Center for treatment, but was later transferred to Altoona Hospital. Police say she was not wearing a seatbelt. She was cited for driving at an unsafe speed.

Jensen was taken to the DuBois Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

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