Fatal crash

The man who was driving this BMW sedan was killed when it was t-boned by a Chevrolet Camaro that was heading south on state Route 18, police said.

A man was killed in a grisly two-car crash Sunday afternoon on state Route 18 at Rutledge Road in Pymatuning Township.

“It was pretty nasty,” Transfer Fire Chief Phil Steele said.

A Chevrolet Camaro was heading south on Route 18 when it T-boned a BMW sedan that was on Rutledge crossing the highway, Pymatuning Township Police Chief John Miller said.

The man in the BMW was dead when police arrived. Mercer County Coroner J. Bradley McGonigle didn’t release details about the death Sunday night.

The crash happened shortly before 1:30 p.m. and closed both northbound and southbound lanes of Route 18 for several hours as a state police accident reconstruction team worked the scene.

The road was strewn with debris from the cars. The Camaro’s front end was crumpled, its windshield broken and its airbags deployed. The person driving it suffered minor injuries, Miller said.

The driver’s side of the BMW was destroyed, crunched in to about the center of the car. Miller said he didn’t know who was driving the car.

Southbound traffic was diverted at Rutledge and northbound drivers were blocked at state Route 258 in Clark and sent on a long detour around Shenango River Lake

Both lanes of Route 18 were reopened about 6 p.m., Steele said.