John J. Hornbaker, 88, of Fort Loudon, was killed in a crash involving a tractor-trailer along Lincoln Way West in Peters Township at 8:22 a.m. Dec. 19, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Police said Hornbaker was in a southbound 1999 Chevrolet Express van at a stop sign, and turned left into the path of a westbound 2017 Volvo tractor-trailer driven by Brian D. Mellott, 59, of Harrisonville. Police said Mellott tried to stop the truck and turn to the left to avoid colliding with the van. However, the van hit the truck nearly head-on, and then collided with a guard rail. 

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