Harry Witt Jr., 68 and from Ambridge, has died in a car crash on Sunday, July 5, 2015, in Baden, Beaver County, Pennsylvania. He was driving near Route 65 and State Street when the accident occurred, which was at around 1:30 in the afternoon.
Witt rolled over in the wreck. But Trib Live did not have further details on the circumstances surrounding the incident or what may have caused it. The information they did get was from the Beaver County Coroner’s Office.
Witt was the only reported injured victim. Trib Live did not state whether he was using a seat belt.
http://triblive.com/news/beaver/8690473-74/crash-killed-beaver#axzz3f991ONQQ (video not supplied)
Meirlin W. McGary, 39 and from Curwensville, has died in an ATV crash in Pike Township, Pennsylvania. It was on Douglas Road, apparently on Saturday, July 4, 2015. But the scene was not found until Sunday, July 5, 2015, after McGary had been reported missing when he did not return the night before.
The Pennsylvania State Police are investigating. They believe the victim was traveling at an unsafe speed when he lost control in a curve, went off the road and down an embankment, and crashed into a wooded area.
McGary had died at the scene by the time he was discovered.
http://gantdaily.com/2015/07/06/curwensville-man-killed-in-atv-accident/ (video not supplied)
A man has been killed while participating in a dangerous stunt in Choconut Township, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. Seth Ryan Swindler, 21 and from Conklin, was riding a mattress being pulled in a field by a truck. He was on the mattress with a couple of teenagers.
Somehow, a truck ended up hitting the mattress. This was close to Route 267.
Names of the teens and how seriously they were injured were not provided yet. But they are both 17. One is from Conklin, and the other is from somewhere in Florida.
There were no charges at the time of this post, and the incident was considered to be an accident.
http://www.pressconnects.com/story/news/public-safety/2015/07/05/seth-swindler-conklin-killed/29738885/ (video not supplied)
Matt Hilenski, 23 and from Mountain Top, has died in an ATV accident in Wright Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. It was on Sunday, July 5, 2015, at around 3 in the morning.
Hilenski had a crash on Lande Drive, which is a dirt road near Alberdeen Baseball Fields.
According to CitizensVoice.com, authorities with the Wright Township police believe that Hilenski was driving along and not excessively speeding. But despite that, he was ejected when hitting a lip in the road. He might have been thrown because he was allegedly not wearing a seat belt. This was a Polaris ATV, which does have seat belts.
Hilenski died after being sent to Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. There were no reported passengers.
http://citizensvoice.com/news/man-killed-in-atv-crash-in-wright-twp-1.1908226 (video not supplied)
Dominic Stitely, 21, has died in a pedestrian accident when struck by Orlando Ortiz, who is 37. The crash was on Locust Grove Road, in Penn Township, Pennsylvania.
Stitely was struck on the night of Saturday, July 4, 2015. The exact cause and circumstances were not available yet. But police allege that Ortiz hit the victim and left the scene. They then arrested Ortiz the next day on suspicion of a hit and run. Whether more serious charges will be filed depends on the facts that are not available to the public at this time, and whether those facts show that Ortiz was at fault.
http://www.wgal.com/news/police-driver-hits-kills-21yearold-man-flees-scene/34010902 (no video produced)
Samuel Sam, 88 and from Allentown, has been killed in an accident involving a lawn tractor. He was reportedly repairing the tractor around his home when the crash occurred. That is on East Highland Street, in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
The date of the incident was Friday, July 3, 2015. It apparently happened in the afternoon. But it was at night by the time Sam was pronounced dead, at about 10.
It is not clear what exact factors led to the accident. But something happened that caused Sam to be pinned under the lawn tractor. The Lehigh County Coroner’s Office says that Sam died from compressional asphyxiation, which means he had too much weight on his body to breathe.
http://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-fatal-tractor-accident-20150704-story.html (video not supplied)
Nelson Daniel Diaz, 33 and from Upper Chichester, has died in a traffic accident in Chester, Pennsylvania, when he allegedly rear-ended a parked truck in his Kia Soul. The truck driver, Netsereab Issak Yohannes (35 and from Alexandria, Virginia), said that he had stopped to perform a mechanical check on his truck. But before he pulled out again, he felt Diaz slam into his truck. This was on Interstate 95, on Thursday, July 2, 2015.
The Pennsylvania State Police are investigating. They say Diaz died at the scene. As far as a cause, that is not clear. Diaz just left his travel lane for some reason and struck the truck.
http://www.delcotimes.com/general-news/20150703/upper-chichester-man-dies-after-car-rear-ends-truck-on-i-95/1 (video not supplied)
Brittany L. Snauffer has died in a traffic accident in Pennsdale, Pennsylvania. Two kids of hers were injured. The crash was on Interstate 180, near the Lycoming Mall interchange. The time was around 11:20 in the morning, on Thursday, June 2, 2015.
Snauffer, 32 and from Dunn, rolled over multiple times in a Ford Explorer. According to the Sun Gazette, she had lost control in a curve in the road.
The children, including a 9-month-old boy and a 7-year-old girl, were airlifted to Geisinger Medical Center. Snauffer died at the scene of the crash. She was allegedly not using a seat belt. But it had not been determined whether the children were properly restrained.
http://www.sungazette.com/page/content.detail/id/638094/Crash-on-Interstate-180-claims-woman-s-life.html?nav=5011 (video not supplied)
Thomas Greulich, 90 and from Harmar Township, has died in a traffic accident when he allegedly turned at Utopia Road and Route 380, and was struck by a truck with an unidentified 60-year-old driver. The other driver somehow escaped injury even though the truck caught on fire. His or her hometown was not provided.
This crash was on Tuesday, June 30, 2015. WFMJ did not have the time of day. The intersection where this occurred is in Washington Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.
At the time of publication, no specific information existed as to why Greulich turned at the intersection as the truck was approaching.
http://www.wfmj.com/story/29457071/man-90-killed-in-western-pennsylvania-crash (video not supplied)
Todd Rubin, 24 and from Dallas, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, has been killed in a car accident in that same state. But it was in West Rockhill Township, Bucks County, on the Route 309 bypass.
A driver crashed the car close to Lawn Avenue, on Wednesday, July 1, 2015. It was around 10 at night.
The Pennridge Regional Police Department is investigating. The Intelligencer did not have info from them relating to the exact cause and circumstances of this Saturn car accident.
The unidentified driver and an unnamed passenger were both injured and sent to Lehigh Valley Medical Center. There was no indication of how seriously they were hurt.
http://www.theintell.com/news/local/year-old-man-dies-in-west-rockhill-crash/article_4b9a6d94-bf11-5963-a0b0-8cfb5b4b36e2.html (video not supplied)