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Local Family’s Annual Hunting Trip Ends In Fatal Crash

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CARNEGIE (KDKA) — What was supposed to be an annual trip to the Allegheny Forest ended in tragedy.

Friends of three men killed in a traffic accident in northern Pennsylvania over the weekend continue to grieve.

Killed in the crash – Andrew Snarey, 25, of Hopewell; his father, George “Dewey” Snarey, 60, of Carnegie and cousin, Jeffrey Kramer, 28, of McDonald.

A fourth man in the truck that Andrew was driving when it hit a tree on James City Hill in Wetmore Township in McKean County was seriously injured and is still hospitalized in Erie.

Last Wednesday night, the elder Snarey stopped by Duran’s restaurant in Carnegie excited about his upcoming trip. Jon Duran said it was an annual trip for the family.

The restaurant’s manager, Karen Curry, said in the mid-90’s, Dewey hit the lottery for $9 million but it never changed him.

Peter Shandrick, of Collier Township, a friend of Andrew’s since high school, said he wish he could be half the man Andrew was.

After spending a year and half in Afghanistan, Andrew held three part-time police jobs to take care of his sister and her baby.

Shandrick said Andrew wanted a good life for his niece.

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