Pennsylvania man ejected, killed during crash that closed US 22 in Perry County

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PERRY COUNTY, Pa. (WHTM) — A 40-year-old Altoona man was killed Wednesday afternoon during a single-vehicle crash that closed Rt 322 Eastbound for nearly four hours, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Official reports indicate the 40-year-old passenger was ejected from a 2004 Infiniti QX56 after the driver lost control while traveling straight. Police say the car then hydroplaned a short distance before rolling an unknown number of times.

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The passenger was later pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say the driver was transported to Hershey Medical for treatment of severe injuries and later submitted to a legal blood draw “due to drug and drug paraphernalia located on scene.”

PennDOT officials resumed normal traffic patterns to the area around 5 p.m., nearly five hours after the incident.

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