Daniel Ferguson, 51 and from Uniontown, has been identified as the man who was killed in a car-pedestrian crash, in North Union Township, Pennsylvania. It was on Wednesday, August 26, 2015.
The State Police say that Cody J. Pritchard fell asleep while driving a Ford Explorer on Route 51. His vehicle then veered off of the side of the roadway, where it struck Ferguson. Police say Ferguson was on the shoulder. He was pronounced dead at about 7:30 in the morning, and the incident was at approximately 6:30 in the morning.
Pritchard was driving home from work when this accident occurred. No charges had been filed yet.
http://www.heraldstandard.com/new_today/uniontown-man-killed-in-route-accident/article_9984139e-4971-500b-9ad0-c01991986393.html (no video added)
The person who was operating the motorcycle was not clear. But both the man and woman on the bike were killed when crashing in the area of Gap, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
Sharon Highfield was 45 and from Ephrata. Thomas Webster was 39 and lived in Loris, SC.
Whoever was driving was allegedly moving at a high rate of speed. The motorcycle reached a curve, and it went off the road and struck a fence. The incident was on School Lane Road, on the night of Tuesday, August 25, 2015. It was about 8:15 p.m.
The Pennsylvania State Police are investigating and positively identified the victims. Highfield and Webster were pronounced dead at the scene by a deputy coroner.
http://lancasteronline.com/news/local/police-id-man-woman-killed-in-motorcycle-crash-near-gap/article_9902a7a0-4b8a-11e5-bbab-875be6c296bf.html (no video added)
A car passenger was killed in this crash, in Lenox Township, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. It was on SR 374, on Sunday August 23, 2015. The time was about 4 in the morning. The vehicle was a Volkswagen Jetta.
Shannon Schuler was 22 years old and from Nicholson.
The driver of the car Schuler was riding in was a man who is 24 and from Hop Bottom. This man allegedly lost control in a curve. The car went off the road, when airborne when hitting a bank, struck a tree, and rolled over.
The driver was injured but well enough to walk for help. But Schuler was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
According to WBNG, neither occupant was wearing a seat belt.
http://www.wbng.com/news/local/Woman-22-killed-in-Susquehanna-County-crash-322623971.html (no video added)
17-year-old Emily Groft is the teenager who died in this Fairview Township, York County, Pennsylvania, crash. She was a student at Red Land High School, which is in Lewisberry, PA. Emily’s residence was also in Lewisberry.
The date of the accident was Sunday, August 23, 2015.
There is some early suspicion that speed may have played a role in the wreck. But it is too soon in the investigation to say what the cause is. Brooke Livering, 19, was the reported driver. She reportedly lost control in a curve on Big Spring Road and hit a tree. Livering had only minor injuries. The Fairview Township Police Department is investigating.
http://www.ydr.com/local/ci_28691264/one-killed-sunday-night-crash-fairview-township (no video added)
Corey Hadsell, 24 and from West Manchester Township, has been killed in a Pennsylvania motorcycle crash. It was in Jackson Township, York County, PA, on Sunday, August 23, 2015.
Hadsell was operating his motorcycle on North Biesecker Road, at about 3:15 in the morning. Something caused him to lose control. He then went off the road and hit a fence, according to what FOX 43 heard from the York County Coroner’s Office.
After crashing, Hadsell died from his injuries at the scene of the accident. The cause of the wreck was still being investigated by the Northern York County Regional Police.
http://fox43.com/2015/08/23/man-24-killed-in-jackson-township-motorcycle-crash/ (no video added)
Alex Davis, Francis Danahey, Jr., and Gregory Johns have been named as the 3 victims killed in a crash in Manor Township, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania. It was on the morning of Sunday, August 23, 2015, on State Route 28/66.
2 vehicles had a head-on collision, and a 3rd vehicle was secondarily involved. Davis, 21, was one of the drivers. Johns, 26, was another driver. Danahey, 27, was the only non-driver who died. All 3 succumbed to their injuries at the scene of the accident.
Michael Danahey was badly injured and sent to a hospital.
The Pennsylvania State Police believe that one of the drivers was going the wrong way down the road. But they were still trying to determine which driver that was.
http://www.wtae.com/news/3-killed-in-armstrong-county-crash/34870528 (no video added)
Rafael Ali, who was a sergeant with the Philadelphia Police Department, has been killed in a car accident when off duty. It was at about 11:30 at night, on Saturday, August 22, 2015. The location was Henry Avenue, near Dupont Street. This is in the Roxborough area.
There was apparently only one vehicle involved. Ali was driving that pickup. It was a Dodge Ram. Ali lost control in a curve, hit the median, and struck a tree.
Rafael was sent to and pronounced dead at Albert Einstein Medical Center.
According to NBC Philadelphia, speed is a suspected factor, but drunk driving is not.
http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Crash-Claims-Life-of-Philadelphia-Police-Sergeant-322616291.html (no video added)
Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, was the location of this Route 309 car crash. It was on Friday, August 21, 2015. The scene was on Blue Mountain, at about 10 at night.
Charles E. Tidabock Jr. was 67 years old and lived in West Penn Township. He died at the scene of the accident. Tidabock was pronounced by the Schuylkill County Coroner’s Office.
Authorities say that Tidabock went off the road, hit some guardrails, traveled down an embankment, and collided with some trees. The West Penn Township Police Department is investigating. They didn’t release an opinion yet on what caused the crash to occur.
http://www.wfmz.com/news/Regional-Poconos-Coal/west-penn-township-man-killed-in-single-car-crash/34860414 (video added)
Harry Pappas, 82 and from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has been killed in that state, in a crash that occurred in the Bensalem area. It was on Saturday, August 22, 2015.
The vehicle that Pappas was driving overturned when he had an accident on Knights Road, at about 1 in the afternoon. It was near the Eddington Swim Club.
Pappas went off the road, rolled over, and came to rest upside down. The cause of the wreck might be related to a medical emergency.
The victim died from his injuries at the scene of the crash. An unidentified passenger was injured but expected to survive, and was being treated at Aria Torresdale Hospital.
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20150823_Car_crash_kills_Philly_man__82__in_Bensalem.html (no video added)
Jeremiah L. Christner, 41 and from Greenville, and his son have been killed in a car accident in Mercer County, Pennsylvania. Christner was a Greenville-West Salem Police Department police officer. The date of the crash was Thursday, August 20, 2015.
Two vehicles were involved in the wreck, which was on Greenville-Sheakleyville Road. The time was around 9:45 in the morning.
Christner reportedly lost control in a curve in the road. He then crossed over and collided with Tomekin W. McDougall’s truck. McDougall is 29 and from Sharon.
Christner and his son were both rushed to and pronounced dead at UPMC Horizon-Greenville, while McDougall and passenger Russell R. Mohney had unspecified injuries.
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/north/2015/08/21/Police-officer-son-killed-in-Mercer-County-crash-pennsylvania/stories/201508210229 (no video added)