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Smethport man killed in U.S. Route 6 accident

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Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 12:15 am

KANE — A Smethport man was killed in a one-vehicle rollover crash at 11:46 p.m. Sunday on U.S. Route 6 near Pierce Brook Road in Keating Township.

Kane-based state police said James David Russell, 49, of Smethport, was killed in the crash.

Police said a sport-utility vehicle driven by Russell was traveling east on Route 6 when, while traveling around a right curve in the road, the SUV went onto the north berm, struck a tree in an embankment and rolled over “an unknown amount of times” in a clockwise direction while crossing both travel lanes on Route 6.

The SUV came to rest upright, facing northeast along the south berm of Route 6. Police said Russell was not wearing his seatbelt and was pronounced dead at the scene by McKean County coroner Mike Cahill.

No passengers were found at the scene, police added.

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