Twenty one year old Jordan Graham was killed in the crash. Police say he was driving the wrong way down the one way Sixth Avenue at a high rate of speed. It was just after 4 in the morning when a 2000 Honda sedan, driven by Graham smashed into a large garbage truck.
Altoona police say the truck was heading south on 17th Street and had entered the Sixth Avenue intersection on steady green light when the fast moving car smashed into the driver's side rear of the truck. The car struck the truck with such force that according to the Blair County Coroner, the driver, who was not wearing a seat belt died almost instantly.
An accident Reconstructionist has been assigned to the case and the investigation continues. An autopsy on the driver who died was scheduled for Friday afternoon. Drug and alcohol testing will be part of the investigation into what contributed to the deadly crash.