A teenage girl from Towanda was killed in a collision in Butler County Friday night, authorities said.
The collision occurred shortly before 6 p.m. at the intersection of Ohio Street and K-254 about a mile east of Towanda, Butler County Sheriff Kelly Herzet said. A sheriff’s deputy parked north of that intersection witnessed the incident.
A 17-year-old girl from Towanda was driving west on K-254 when she turned south at Ohio into the path of a Tundra pickup coming east on K-254, Herzet said. The Tundra hit the girl’s red Honda on the passenger side and she was thrown from her car.
She was pronounced dead at the scene, Herzet said.
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“The impact was so severe, the pickup went almost clear through the car,” Herzet said.
An El Dorado man was driving the Tundra with his 1-year-old child in a car safety seat in the back behind the driver. He declined medical treatment at the scene, Herzet said, but he was making arrangements to be taken to a hospital by private vehicle so he and his child could be evaluated.
The Towanda girl’s name is being withheld pending the notification of relatives.