Senator killed in car crash
A Pennsylvania state senator died Saturday after being injured in a head-on collision Friday.
Sen. James Rhoades, 66, and his wife, Mary, were taken to the hospital after their Cadillac collided head-on with a pickup truck.
The Delaware Online reports that, according to police, the accident happened at 7:30 p.m. on Friday evening as Sen. Rhoades and his wife were on their way to a ceremony at a local school district that was honoring him for raising money.
CNN.com reports that Mary Rhoades’ injuries weren’t believed to be life-threatening.
He represented Pennsylvania’s coal country since 1981.
The Delaware Online reports was the longtime chairman of the Senate Education Committee and is partially responsible for every education initiative in recent history and his "passing is a tremendous loss for Pennsylvania."