1 airlifted from car-truck crash in Salem Township

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Sep. 22—One person was airlifted by medical helicopter for treatment following a Thursday afternoon crash in Salem Township that involved a tractor-trailer and a passenger car.

No one else was hurt, according to Slickville firefighters, who said the injured personhad to be freed from the wrecked car.

The car was overturned at the entrance to Sunoco Logistics Partners, near Daisy Lane on Route 66 north of Delmont, with much of its top sheared away.

State police are investigating the crash, which was reported at about 3:40 p.m.

The helicopter landed at the Delmont fire hall, according to a Westmoreland County 911 supervisor.

Traffic was backed up for a few hours, with Route 66 shut down in both directions for several hours.

The roadway was reopened shortly before 6 p.m., but a state trooper from the Kiski Valley station said first responders were still at the scene at 6:15 p.m.

Additional details weren't immediately available.

Jeff Himler is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jeff by email at jhimler@triblive.com or via Twitter .