Police: Man hits cop car, then causes fatal wrong-way crash

July 02, 2018 - 7:58 am

ASPINWALL, Pa. (AP) — State police say a driver struck a police cruiser and then fled the wrong way on a western Pennsylvania highway, causing a head-on crash that killed him.

Dana Benson was driving southbound on Route 28 when he struck a Blawnox police car around 1 a.m. Sunday. Authorities say the 40-year-old Wilmerding man then turned around and headed north in the southbound lanes.

Benson soon struck an SUV head-on. He was pronounced dead at the scene, while the 42-year-old man driving the SUV remains hospitalized with what authorities say are "major" injuries.

Both accidents remain under investigation.

It wasn't clear if the officer driving the cruiser was injured

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