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Friday, February 15, 2013

St. Marys Man Died Of Natural Causes/Not As Result Of Crash

Two men killed in Elk County accidents

Police say two men died in separate traffic incidents in Jones and Fox Townships Thursday.
The first incident occurred at 4:20 p.m. when Ridgway-based state police say 71-year-old Jerome J. Cavalline of St. Marys experienced a medical emergency while driving south on Route 255 at Greenbriar Road in Fox Township. He died of natural causes while behind the wheel. His vehicle traveled off the roadway and struck a parked car and sign.

The Fox Township Fire Department, Fox Township Ambulance, St. Marys Ambulance, PennDOT, National Fuel Gas and the Elk County Coroner Michelle Muccio assisted police.

State police responded to a second crash just before 6:30 p.m. Police say 78-year-old Harry E. Bills of Marienville was driving a 2003 Chevrolet S-10 pickup south on Route 948 in Jones Township when he lost control of the truck on the slippery, snow-covered highway and it traveled onto the berm. The truck then went back onto the roadway, crossed into the northbound lane and struck the left side of a 2004 Dodge Dakota, driven by 22-year-old Michael R. Lawson of Youngsville.

Bills was pronounced dead at the scene by Muccio. He had not been wearing a seatbelt.

Lawson and a passenger, 20-year-old Kodee R. Jeritza, also of Youngsville, were wearing seatbelts and were not injured.

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