A New Castle man died Tuesday afternoon when the cement truck he was driving left a highway near Mercer and rolled over.
Police say the truck, driven by 51 year-old James Minteer, left Route 318, hit a culvert, caromed back onto the road, and slid on its side into an oncoming car carrying two people. The other vehicle was pushed into a ditch.
Minteer was pronounced dead. The driver of the car, identified as 84 year-old Kenneth Millison, from Hermitage, sustained only minor injuries. Millison’s wife was not injured.