Update: Concrete hits car, kills driver

March 17, 2009 10:33:01 AM PDT
Pennsylvania State Police believe they have determined where a chunk of concrete came from before it flew through a car's windshield and killed a driver along the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

The piece of concrete was likely kicked up by another vehicle from a section of the damaged highway, according to police. During their investigation, troopers found a section of the turnpike was damaged where it meets up with a bridge that carries drivers over Route 209.

The accident occurred around 9:30 a.m. in the northbound lanes of the turnpike at mile marker 76.7 in Franklin Twp. Carbon County, PA.

The 2000 Mercedes was traveling Northbound on I-476 when a chunk of concrete struck the windshield of the car.

Upon impact, the concrete struck the driver in the upper chest.

The man who was killed was identified as 48-year-old Pierre Louverture of Long Pond, Monroe County.

There were also two other passengers in the car at the time, Herve Phanord, the front seat passenger and Ingrid Duplessis, the rear passenger; both did not receive any injuries during the incident.

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