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GTO TEST DRIVE ENDS IN FATALITY

Please be careful any time you are test driving a car you are unfamiliar with. On Dec. 16, a Pennsylvania man died of head injuries suffered when he drove a vintage muscle car that he had just bought and it went out of control. He was killed diving out of the car just before it was hit by a freight train.
John Struble Jr., 61, of Derry Borough, Westmoreland County, was found dead near the railroad tracks. Police say he bought a 1965 Pontiac GTO earlier in the day and was returning home with it when the car may have malfunctioned. The Westmoreland County coroner said Struble died of head injuries suffered after he jumped from the car.
The empty car came to rest on the tracks and was hit by a Norfolk Southern freight train.

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