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Interstate 79 exit in Pennsylvania named for West Virginia deputy who died in chase nearby

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WAYNESBURG, Pennsylvania — An Interstate 79 exit in southwestern Pennsylvania has been named for a West Virginia sheriff's deputy who died in a chase nearby more than two years ago.

The (Washington) Observer-Reporter (http://bit.ly/1lfE0cR ) says the interchange near Mount Morris, Green County, was named for Monongalia County Sgt. Michael May in a Wednesday ceremony.

May was killed when a man fleeing a hit-and-run crash slammed into May's patrol car, which was stopped on a median along the I-79 on Feb. 18, 2012.

That suspect, 37-year-old Jerod Green, of Morgantown, West Virginia, is serving 25 to 50 years in a Pennsylvania prison for May's death, plus five to 18 years for drunken driving and hit-and-run charges stemming from the initial West Virginia crash that preceded the police chase.

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