Sunday, July 6, 2014
ERIE, Pa. (AP) - A woman has died after her car hit a western Pennsylvania State Police patrol vehicle that ran a stop sign.
Reports say that 57-year-old Donna Platz of Edinboro died early Saturday morning.
State police say Trooper Frederick Schimp was driving a 2013 Ford Explorer at about 3:30 a.m. Saturday when he ran a stop sign, and Platz's vehicle struck the car. Platz was pronounced dead at the scene about an hour later by the Erie County Coroner.
Schimp and Trooper Garrett Padasak, a passenger in the Explorer, were cut from the vehicle and taken to UPMC Hamot with moderate injuries. State police say the two were not responding to a call at the time of the crash. Both men are troopers at the Girard barracks.
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