By: KDKA-TV’s Briana Smith and Shelley Bortz
JEFFERSON HILLS, Pa. (KDKA) – A dump truck crashed into a moving train, killing the driver and shutting down Route 51 for hours.
According to police, just before 11 p.m. Monday, a dump truck collided with a train carrying petroleum gas. The crash closed Route 51 from Jefferson Boulevard to Ridge Road for more than 12 hours.
“Once everything is finally removed, PennDOT has to inspect the roadway to make sure it is free of debris, and then we can reopen it. It was a long process,” said Jefferson Hills Police Chief Ron Dziezgowski.