Derry Township man dies after crash in Unity |

Derry Township man dies after crash in Unity

A Derry Township man died after the car he was operating struck a pickup truck at about 6 p.m. Friday.

George J. McMunn III, 59, was pronounced dead at 6:44 p.m. at Excela Health Latrobe Hospital after the accident at the intersection of Route 981 and Charles Houck Road near Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in Unity, according to a news release by Westmoreland County Deputy Coroner Joshua Zappone.

McMunn was driving a 2004 Toyota Avalon north on Charles Houck Road when he failed to stop at the intersection, according to the release.

His car hit a stopped 2005 Dodge Ram pickup truck.

Speed is believed to have been a factor, the deputy coroner said.

Conditions of the driver and passenger in the pickup truck were not released. Seat belt use was not known.

Toxicology tests will be performed, but results will not be available for several weeks, according to the release.

Bash-Nied Funeral Home in Delmont is handling funeral arrangements.

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