Point Township PD: Benton man died in wreck Friday

update FEATNORTHUMBERLAND  — Police in Point Township, Northumberland County say it was a Columbia County man who died after a crash on the Barry King Bridge Friday.  Officers said Saturday 28-year-old Mark Lovett of Benton died at Geisinger Medical Center.

Police say they still don’t know why Lovett’s car crossed the centerline of the bridge and hit a northbound tractor-trailer head-on. No one else was injured in that collision,  the trucker from Port Trevorton was not hurt.

There were injuries in another chain-reaction crash on the bridge. Northumberland police are investigating those collisions, and no details are available as of now.

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