Police Identify Victims in Triple-Fatal Crash on I-80

13164267_278314789173402_5462510199529857349_nUNION TWP., Pa. (EYT) – DuBois-based State Police have released additional details surrounding a deadly crash last night on Interstate 80 in Union Township, Jefferson County.

The following individuals were pronounced dead at the scene:

  • Urania L. Soria, 23, of Toledo, Ohio
  • 5-year-old female – name not released,of Toledo, Ohio
  • Otilio G. Perez, 55, of Youngstown, Ohio

Trooper Eric McKee says the collision happened around 6:23 p.m. near mile marker 75.6.

Soria was traveling eastbound on Interstate 80 when, for unknown reasons, she traveled into the grass area of the median.

Her 1999 Honda CRV began to spin counter-clockwise while traveling across the median and into the westbound lanes of Interstate 80.

Soria’s vehicle then collided with the left side of a 2011 Honda Pilot operated by Gregory J. Jortner, 44, of Easton, CT.

Following impact, Soria’s vehicle crashed into the left front side of a 1999 Plymouth Voyager operated by Otilio G. Perez before rolling onto its roof.

Jortner and two passengers in Perez’s vehicle – Nereida Ramos and Abdiel Gonzalez – suffered injuries of an unknown severity.

Interstate 80 westbound was closed for approximately 6.5 hours following the accident as authorities conducted an investigation.

Personnel from Pennsylvania State Police Troop C CARS/Forensic Units, Punxsutawney-based State Police, Brookville VFC, Corsica VFD, Jefferson County EMS, Life Flight, PennDOT, Jefferson County Coroner’s office, and American Red Cross assisted at the scene.

“DuBois-based State Police wishes to thank all who assisted at the scene,” said McKee in a release issued Tuesday afternoon.

Anyone who may have witnessed the accident is asked to contact DuBois-based State Police at 814-371-4652.


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