UPDATE: Mars Teen Killed, Two Injured in I-79 Collision Near Wexford Exit

The three-vehicle accident shut down part of I-79 Saturday morning.

A Mars Teen was killed and two other people were injured in a collision on Interstate 79 near the Wexford exit Sunday morning that shut down the highway for about four hours.

Ibn Hoffman, 19, was pronounced dead at the scene, state police said.

The teen was driving north on I-79 around 5:30 a.m. when the car drifted into the grassy area between the opposite lanes of traffic. After unsuccessfully attempting to regain control of the car, Hoffman veered into oncoming traffic, colliding with a tanker truck driven by Bradley Airesman, 39.

Although he was able to avoid the crash in front of him, a third car driven by Robert Trimbur was struck by debris from crash, causing his airbags to deploy. Trimbur was uninjured, police said.

Airesman was taken to UPMC Passavant for minor injuries, police said. Hoffman's passenger, 18-year-old Trent Nelson, was taken by ambulance to Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh's North Side to be treated for moderate injuries. 

The crash shut down all three southbound lanes of I-79. The highway was reopened around 9:15 a.m.

Police did not provide addresses for the men.


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