One Killed in Crash on Route 54

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RUSH TOWNSHIP -- One person is dead following a crash in Schuylkill County.

According to state police, Michael Snisky, 29, of Nesquehoning, was killed in a wreck on Route 54 shortly before 4 p.m. Saturday near the Carbon County line.

Troopers said Snisky crossed the center line and hit another vehicle head on. His car then caught fire.

Three people in the other vehicle were taken to the hospital.

Route 54 was closed between Hometown and Nequehoning for several hours while troopers reconstructed the scene.

The crash is still under investigation.