Ellwood City man dies in crash


BUTLER, Pa. — Pennsylvania State Police said snowy roads contributed   death of an Ellwood City man in a crash on Pa. Route 19 in Muddy Creek Township.

State police said Patrick T. Murphy, 33, of New Castle was traveling south at 6:24 a.m. today when he lost control of his car and traveled into the northbound lane.

His car crashed into a vehicle driven by Herbert R. Bleakney, 81, of Ellwood City. Bleakney was pronounced dead at UPMC in Cranberry Township. Murphy was taken to Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh for treatment of moderate injuries, police said.

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