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60-year-old man dead after car crashes into Fayette creek |

60-year-old man dead after car crashes into Fayette creek

Jeff Himler
| Thursday, December 6, 2018 10:06 p.m

A car crashed into a Fayette County creek Thursday afternoon, claiming the life of a 60-year-old motorist.

Frank Dodson was taken from the scene in Georges Township to the Uniontown Hospital emergency room, where he was pronounced dead at 5:17 p.m., according to Fayette County Coroner Dr. Phillip E. Reilly.

The victim’s hometown wasn’t available. An autopsy is planned.

State police said alcohol is suspected as a factor in the crash, which happened at about 4:20 p.m. on Weaver Mill Road, near Conn Road. Dodson was driving the vehicle when it left the road, went over an embankment and rolled into Ruble Run Creek, police said.

A passenger suffered moderate injuries and also was taken to the hospital, police said.

Jeff Himler is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jeff at 724-836-6622, or via Twitter @jhimler_news.

Jeff Himler is a Tribune-Review staff reporter. You can contact Jeff by email at or via Twitter .

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