- Associated Press - Thursday, August 20, 2015

ROCKWOOD, Pa. (AP) - State police say a 5-year-old boy was thrown from a car and killed when the woman driving it crossed into oncoming traffic and struck a pickup truck in southwestern Pennsylvania.

Police and the Somerset County coroner planned to release the boy’s name after an autopsy Thursday.

But troopers say the woman driving the car he was in, 37-year-old Erica Morrison, of Confluence, will be cited for speeding. The crash happened about 1:20 p.m. Wednesday on Route 281 in Upper Turkeyfoot Township. That’s about 70 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.

Investigators aren’t saying how or whether the boy was related to Morrison, who was taken to Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown in critical condition.

The driver of the truck, 40-year-old John King, was in serious condition at the same hospital.


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