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Adams Co. wrestling official killed in weekend crash

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YORK SPRINGS, Pa. (WHTM) -

An Adams County wrestling official was killed in a car crash in Clinton County on Saturday, a trade group said on their website Monday.

According to Pennsylvania State Police, 42-year-old Richard Trimmer or York Springs was driving on State Route 120 near Renovo Borough, Clinton County when his pickup truck was struck by a car driving the opposite direction. 

"Rick will be missed by many in the wrestling circle around district 3 and all over the state," said Pennsylvania Wrestling Resource said in a statement.

It said Trimmer was a longtime Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association official  for tournaments in district 3, Pennsylvania Junior Wrestling championships, Division 3 high school matches, and others. 

"Many people in district 3 not only respected his referee abilities but also appreciated Rick as someone who was always smiling and often made people laugh," Pennsylvania Wrestling Resource said in a statement. 

Trimmer's passenger was injured in the accident. The driver of the other vehicle, 20-year-old Maggie Clemente of Renovo, also died. 

While driving on State Route 120 around 8:55 p.m., state police say Clemente abruptly swerved into the oncoming traffic and struck Trimmer's vehicle head on. Clemente's car struck and embankment and came to rest on the roadway. Trimmer's truck traveled off the road, struck a Norfolk Southern Train car and came to rest into a utility pole off the side of the road. 

Trimmer was pronounced dead at the hospital. Clemente was pronounced dead at the scene. 

On March 22, another wrestling official was killed in Harrisburg while attempting to cross Cameron Street. Stanley Dutterer, 73, was on his way to the Farm Show building to take part in a junior wrestling tournament.

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