An 8th grade student was killed in this incident, the early indications of which are that he or she was a pedestrian. No exact details were available yet, though, on the circumstances surrounding the accident.
The victim attended Lower Dauphin Middle School. But this student’s name was not available yet.
The incident was on Route 322, in Derry Township, Pennsylvania. The date was Monday, October 5, 2015. It was close to 9 at night, and the child died at the scene.
It was not known how many vehicles struck the Lower Dauphin Middle School student. It was also not clear from Penn Live whether anyone directly involved in the accident stopped at the scene. But no arrests or charges against anybody were announced yet.
http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2015/10/eighth_grade_student_killed_lo.html (no video)
Lauren Ann Magargal, 25 and from Collegeville, and Clinton Berger, 29 and from Zieglerville, have been killed in a car accident at Schuylkill Canal Park. That park is in Upper Providence, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The date was Monday, October 5, 2015.
Magargal and Berger were passengers in a car whose driver backed up for some reason, causing the car to fall into a canal. You can see a picture of the canal on the Inquirer’s website by using the link below.
The driver and another passenger were able to escape the vehicle on their own. But the decedents were apparently trapped inside.
There was no word yet on why the driver backed into the canal. Blood testing to see if alcohol was a factor had not been completed yet.
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20151007_Montco_D_A__looking_into_fatal_crash.html (no video)
Jamarr Sturgis, 34 and from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has been killed in a traffic accident in that city, when his Dodge Mangum hit the rear of a SEPTA trolley bus. This was on the evening of Monday, October 5, 2015.
About 20 victims sustained injuries in the crash.
Sturgis was allegedly moving at high speed when he collided with the stopped bus, on Arrott Street. The bus driver had stopped because there was a stop sign at the intersection.
The Philadelphia Police Department is investigating. They say 19 passengers from the bus were injured but expected to survive. But Sturgis had a passenger who was in critical condition.
http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Trolley-Crash-Philadelphia-Injuries–330788792.html (includes video)
Walter Nestorick has died in a scooter crash in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. He lived in Plains Township, and the victim was riding on Interstate 81 at the time of the accident. It happened on Monday, October 5, 2015, at about 1 in the afternoon.
As Nestorick was riding near the 170 exit, which is for Wilkes-Barre and Bear Cree, he lost control for an undetermined reason. The scooter hit the guardrail, and the victim was ejected. The Pennsylvania State Police are investigating. They had not indicated that any other vehicles hit Nestorick or played a role in the accident.
Nestorick died after being rushed to a nearby hospital.
http://wnep.com/2015/10/05/man-killed-in-scooter-crash-in-luzerne-county/ (no video)
Kathleen L. Herfurth, 67 and from Kunkletown, has died in a pedestrian accident in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. She was one of 3 pedestrians struck by a car when trying to walk across Illick’s Mill Road, near the Pennsylvania Playhouse. This was on Friday, October 2, 2015. The time was approximately 9:20 at night. The coroner in Lehigh County identified the victim.
About an hour after the crash, Herfurth was pronounced dead at St. Luke’s University Hospital. The male pedestrian had unspecified injuries, and the other female pedestrian was seriously injured. These two victims were not identified by name.
The driver was not named, but he or she did stop and talk to Bethlehem police. There were no charges yet.
http://www.mcall.com/news/local/police/mc-t-illicks-mill-road-fatal-crash-bethlehem-20151003-story.html (no video added)
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Robert Reed, 78, has been killed in a truck-van accident, in the area of North Woodbury Township, Blair County, Pennsylvania. it was on Route 164.
The van and truck were involved in a head-on collision. The Coroner’s Office in Blair County says that this happened in the afternoon hours, and that Reed, who was the driver of the truck, also crashed over an embankment after the collision. Reed was airlifted to a hospital for treatment. But he was not able to survive his injuries.
2 victims between the two vehicles involved were injured and sent by ground to a hospital. It was not clear how badly they were hurt, and their names were not provided. One is a child, but the exact age was not given yet.
Authorities were still determining what caused the vehicles to collide.
http://www.wearecentralpa.com/news/man-killed-in-woodbury-township-crash (no video added)
Becky M. Cain, 36, of Crucible, has died in a car crash in Cumberland, Greene County, Pennsylvania. It was on Thursday, October 1, 2015.
Cain died at the scene, which was on Route 21. She allegedly crossed over and had a collision with a truck. A 3rd vehicle was also involved.
The unidentified truck driver was injured and hospitalized. The 3rd driver also had unspecified injuries and was sent to Ruby Memorial Hospital.
Authorities had no information so far regarding what it was that caused Cain to lose control of her vehicle.
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/south/2015/10/02/Woman-34-killed-in-three-vehicle-crash-in-Greene-County/stories/201510020245 (no video added)
Charles Gestrich Jr. has died in a car accident in Washington Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. It was on SR 286, on Tuesday, September 29, 2015.
According to CBS Pittsburgh, the victim allegedly crossed over to the other side of the road and collided with an oncoming SUV.
Gestrich died at the scene. An autopsy is not scheduled because authorities already determined that Gestrich died of blunt force trauma. He was allegedly not buckled up, and speed was being looked at as a possible factor. The investigating agency is the Washington Township Police Department.
The victim was 45 years old and lived in Avonmore.
http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2015/09/30/head-on-crash-leaves-one-person-dead-in-westmoreland-county/ (no video added)
Lee E. Blaskovic, a local resident of 55, has been killed in a car accident in Murrysville, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. It was on Wednesday, September 30, 2015, on Greensburg Road.
According to TribLive.com, authorities believe that the driver of a Jeep Grand Cherokee crossed over into oncoming traffic and collided with Blaskovic’s Hyundai Santa Fe, at around 3 in the afternoon. The Jeep also hit another vehicle.
Reports did not indicate whether anyone else was injured, and it was not clear why the Jeep driver lost control. His or her name was not provided yet.
http://triblive.com/news/adminpage/9185118-74/murrysville-accident-county#axzz3nHtaQt00 (no video added)
A 6-year-old girl was killed in this Pennsylvania crash, which was on Saturday, September 26, 2015. Ava Campbell is the girl who died. The accident was in Shaler Township, on Locust Ridge Drive.
Travis Grayson has been arrested after he allegedly told investigators that he drank 10 beers and smoked marijuana before driving and getting into the wreck that killed Campbell
According to CBS Pittsburgh, police are now investigating whether the mom gave Grayson the beer, as he told them that she was at home at the time he was drinking. If she did supply him with beer, she could be criminally charged. Another way she might be charged is if she knew he was drunk and let him leave, according to CBS. That would be a harder thing to prove and is usually something more likely to be part of a civil instead of a criminal case.
http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2015/09/29/drivers-mother-charged-in-shaler-crash/ (no video added)