Man dies in crash with gas tanker |
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One man died when he crashed into the back of a gasoline tanker on Interstate 79 in South Fayette last night, state police said.Bradford Carter, 40, of Eighty Four was speeding and did not hit his brakes when he slammed into the back of the tractor trailer about 11:15 p.m. while they both drove south near the Bridgeville rest area, state police said.The Volkswagen GTI Carter was driving became engulfed in flames, state police said. The driver of the tractor trailer used his fire extinguisher and water from his lunch pail to put out the flames, state police said.Police did not identify the driver of the tractor trailer.The tractor trailer was hauling more than 8,000 gallons of gasoline, state police said.Carter, who was not wearing his seatbelt, died at the scene of the crash.State police are investigating.

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