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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Man Killed, Another Injured In Rt. 219 Crash South of Bradford

Man Killed, Another Injured In Rt. 219 Crash

An Ohio man was killed and his passenger seriously injured in a crash with a tractor trailer on Route 219, a half mile north of Rt. 59, early Thursday morning.

David A. Scott, 48, of Jewett, Ohio, the driver of a 2003 Chrysler Voyager, died at the scene of the crash.

Darrell W. Coram, 37, of Jewett, Ohio, his passenger, was seriously injured and was lifeflighted to UPMC Hamot in Erie, PA.

According to State Police, neither man was wearing a seat belt. The operator of the 2001 Freightliner Classic XL Tractor Trailer, Denver J. Wellman, 52, of New Bremen, Ohio,  was wearing his seat belt and was not injured.

State Police from Kane barracks who investigated, said, the two vehicle crash occurred at 4:04 AM on Rt. 219 at it's intersection with Sand Road, approximately a half mile north of the intersection of Route 59 in Lafayette Township, McKean County.

Scott's Voyager was traveling south on Rt. 219 and Wellman's tractor trailer was traveling north. For unknown reason, Scott's voyager crossed the center yellow line into the northbound lane. Wellman made attempts to evade the oncoming vehicle but was unable to avoid the crash. The Voyager struck the tractor trailer head on causing severe disabling damage to both vehicles. The Voyager the slid across the southbound and came to rest against the west side guide rail. The tractor trailer came to rest against the west side guide rail. 

Both occupants of the Voyager were extricated from the wreckage of the vehicle. Scott was pronounced dead by McKean County Coroner Michael Cahill. Coram was lifeflighted to UPMC-Hamot for treatment of his injuries.

Both lanes of Rt. 219 were closed for approximately 4 1/2 hours. They reopened at 8:30 AM.

Assisting at the scene were Bradford City EMS, Lafayette Township Volunteer Fire Department, Big Dog Towing, and Clayt's Towing.


LTVFRD said...

The comment about not wearing seat belts is incorrect!

Anonymous said...

Many prayers being sent to the family of David Scott! Also prayers being sent with the passenger that was riding with him and the driver of the tractor trailer! God Bless to all involved and a big thank you and prayers go out to our first responders, Paramedics, and firemen! They put there life on the line for so many people. I don't think we thank them enough!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your words of support and thanks to the responders.

-David's brother