David Leonard, 72, Derry Twp killed in Route 217 crash

Derry Township leaves David Leonard dead, one injured

PITTSBURGH – A head-on collision between a Nissan and a Jeep on Route 217 in Derry Township on Friday afternoon claimed the life of a passenger and injured the driver of the Nissan, according to the Westmoreland County Coroner’s Office. The crash occurred at about 4:30 p.m. at the intersection of Route 217 and Industrial Boulevard. The Nissan was heading south and the Jeep was heading north when they collided. A third vehicle was also involved, but the driver escaped injury. The passenger of the Nissan, 72-year-old David Leonard of Derry Township, was pronounced dead at a local hospital. The driver of the Nissan was airlifted to a Pittsburgh hospital, and her condition is unknown. The driver of the Jeep was unhurt. The coroner’s office is investigating the cause of death, and our top Pennsylvania car accident lawyers are here to investigate.

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