Driver Dies When Cement Truck Overturns Near Mercer

October 31, 2013
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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.

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