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An EMS worker of western Pennsylvania was killed Sunday morning while responding to a crash on Interstate 70 in Westmoreland County.
Matthew Smelser of Rostraver West Newton Emergency Services died after his ambulance was struck by a tractor-trailer. EMS personnel were on the scene tending to a victim from a crash that occurred around 6 a.m. on Yough Bridge, WTAE reports.
“It’s with great sorrow and pain that we announce the tragic loss of Paramedic Supervisor Matthew Smelser, he was killed this morning while attending to an injured person on interstate 70 ,” a Facebook post from Rostraver West Newton Emergency Services read. “Please keep him, his family and all of us in your thoughts and prayers.”
The crash that killed Smelser occurred in the same county of another fatal crash Sunday morning on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. That crash killed five people and sent 60 others to the hospital.
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