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Pa. State trooper killed in crash today



Published: Thu, October 4, 2012 @ 11:01 p.m.

Staff Report

SOUTH BEAVER, PA.

A state trooper was killed in a two-vehicle crash today.

According to a press release from Pennsylvania State Police, Trooper First Class Blake T. Coble, 47, died after a tractor-trailer failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of state Routes 168 and 251 shortly after 10 a.m.

Police said Coble was driving a patrol car east on Route 251 when he went through an intersection and was hit on the driver’s side by the tractor-trailer, which was traveling south on Route 168.

Coble was taken to Heritage Valley Health System in Beaver where he was pronounced dead.

Coble had been a trooper since 1988, and his death is the 94th in the line of duty in state police history.

Police said the driver of the tractor-trailer was interviewed and the investigation is ongoing.


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1DoninFL(161 comments)posted 1 year, 11 months ago

Could the truck driver have been texting? They seemed to be very alert drivers in the old days of CB radio. Watched out for other drivers on the road. Helped each other pass and pull back into lane. The were all GOOD BUDDIES, 10/4

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