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Semi truck collides with bear in wreck that traps driver

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Semi truck collides with bear in single vehicle wreck that traps and injures the driver in Pennsylvania late last week. 

The incident happened on April 19th just after 4 a.m. in Huston Township, Pennsylvania. 

According to WJAC 6 News, the tractor trailer was traveling on Hoovertown Road, also known as Route 153, in Clearfield County when the rig collided with a black bear in the roadway. The collision caused the semi truck to veer off the road and overturn, trapping the driver inside. 

The 55-year-old trucker, Troy A. Morningstar, was trapped inside of the cab and had to be extricated. Once freed, Morningstar was transported to a nearby hospital with serious injuries. His current condition is not known, reported Jefferson News.

A portion of Route 153 was closed for several hours as crews worked to clear the wreckage and investigate the incident. No further information has been released.

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