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Police believe head-on 2018 crash in Worth Township was no accident

June 18, 2019 Digital Media Exclusive

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WORTH TWP — State police believe a head-on crash involving a car and a tri-axle truck last year was no accident.

Both drivers were injured in the wreck on Route 108. Zachary D. Ilgen, 22, of Worth Township, who was behind the wheel of the car, had to be flown to a Pittsburgh hospital.

Fifteen months after the crash, police have accused Ilgen of deliberately driving his vehicle into the truck.

According to court documents, before the collision he allegedly told a woman that he was “going to crash his car and die.”

He is reportedly still hospitalized and will be arraigned in August on felony assault and other charges that police filed last week.

Authorities said Ilgen was traveling west on Route 108 near Ashley Lane, just after 5 a.m. March 1, 2018, when his car crossed into the opposing lane, colliding with an eastbound triaxle truck.