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State police blotter: July 30

August 1, 2018

Trucks collide on Route 31

Two Bedford County residents were injured, one seriously, in a two-vehicle collision on Route 31 in Juniata Township, Bedford County, on July 16, according to state police.

Brian Short, 53, Somerset, who was not injured, was attempting to pass a vehicle when the other motorist abruptly attempted to turn left into the Dew Drop Inn parking lot, police said.

Short’s vehicle struck the driver’s side door of the turning vehicle and pushed it about 65 yards along the roadway.

Short was driving a truck tractor.

The driver and two passengers in the second vehicle, a Ford truck, were not wearing seat belts and were transported to local hospitals.

The driver, from Fishertown, and the two passengers, from New Paris, were not identified in a police report.

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