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AARONSBURG — The Millheim Volunteer Fire Company is mourning the loss of one of their own as a firefighter was killed in a head-on crash earlier this week.

Longtime volunteer fire company member Kevin Lingle, 64, of Aaronsburg, died in the head-on crash.

Lingle was driving his 2003 Pontiac Montana at the time of the crash. Also involved was a 2020 Mitsubishi Mirage, being driven by Tressa Fazenbaker, 20, of Addison, Pa. State police say that the crash took place around 2:45 p.m. on June 30 along state Route 45.

Following the crash, Lingle was transported to the Mount Nittany Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, according to a news release from Centre County Coroner Scott Sayers.

According to the same release, an autopsy has been completed. Sayers said that Lingle died of chest and abdominal injuries. The manner of death is accidental, the release said.

State police say that Fazenbaker sustained minor injuries in the crash. Hope Lingle, 64, a passenger in the Montana, sustained minor injuries in the crash.

State police at Rockview are investigating the cause of the crash.

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