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Schuylkill man dies in one-vehicle crash

Published December 17. 2012 05:06PM

A Schuylkill County man died in a one-vehicle crash at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 15 at the intersection of Airport and Taylorsville roads in Barry Township, Schuylkill County.

State police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks said Eric A. French, 35, of Hegins, was pronounced dead at the scene by Schuylkill County Deputy Coroner Andrew Szczyglak.

Police said he was driving a 2006 Volkewagen Passat west on Airporet Road and was negotiating a right-hand curve in the road where it intersectis with Taylorsville Ropad when the vehicle entered the eastbound lane of traffic, leaving 71 feet of tire marks before traveling off the south berm and striking a tree. Police said the vehicle came to rest against the tree facing west.

Police were assisted at the scene by personnel from the Gordon and Lavella Fire companies and the Westington Fire Company Ambulance.

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