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Maryland man, 100 pigs killed in Pennsylvania tractor-trailer crash

LOYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a Maryland man and about 100 pigs have died after two tractor-trailers crashed in Pennsylvania.

State police say the tractor-trailers collided on state Route 850 Friday afternoon in Northeast Madison Township, about 30 miles west of Harrisburg.

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The Perry County Coroner's office has identified the man killed in the crash as 67-year-old George Elser of Hancock, Maryland.

Police didn't say what Elser was hauling. Investigators say it's unclear if Elser was wearing a seatbelt.

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PennLive.com reports Coroner Michael Shalonis says the other tractor-trailer had been carrying from 250 to 400 pigs, each weighing about 35 pounds. The driver of that vehicle suffered no apparent injuries.

Police are investigating.

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