State Police: New Castle Man’s Car Catches on Fire on I-79

State Police in Butler County report a New Castle man was taken to the hospital after his car caught fire on Interstate 79. According to police, 29 year old James Masterson was southbound on 79 in Jackson Township when fire and smoke engulfed the vehicle. Masterson was able to pull the vehicle off to the shoulder of the road and escape. He was taken to UPMC Passavant Hospital in McCandless and treated for smoke inhalation.