LIGONIER TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania state trooper is dead and another trooper is injured after their patrol vehicle and a garbage truck crashed in western Pennsylvania.

The accident occurred early Friday on Route 711 in Ligonier Township, about 51 miles (about 82 kilometers) southeast of Pittsburgh.

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Authorities have not released the name of the dead trooper.

The conditions of the injured trooper and garbage truck driver were not immediately known.

The investigation is ongoing.

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