News: Young man hurt in accidental explosion on Layton Bridge

FAYETTE COUNTY, PA — A 23-year-old man was injured early Saturday due to an explosion involving a motor vehicle in Perry Township, according to WPXI.

The incident occurred on a stretch of County Road 4038 (Layton Road) that runs on the Layton Bridge, over Youghiogheny River, in the Perryopolis borough. It was first reported at around 1:15 a.m.

Very few details have been released at this time, but authorities said the young man, of West Newton, suffered injuries as a result of the accidental blast involving a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado. No other details regarding his condition have been disclosed.

The circumstances behind the event remain unclear, but state police in Belle Vernon are investigating.

Anyone with relevant information is encouraged to contact investigators at 724-929-6262.

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