KITTANNING, Pa. (KDKA/AP) – State police say three people were killed in a head-on collision between two vehicles, one of which was apparently on the wrong side of a divided western Pennsylvania highway.
Police in Armstrong County said the crash between a sedan and a sport utility vehicle occurred shortly before 3 a.m. Sunday on route 28/66 in Manor Township.
Police said the sedan driver, 46-year-old Gregory Johns of Worthington, was killed, along with the SUV driver, 21-year-old Alex Davis of McGrann, and 27-year-old Francis Danahey Jr. of Verona. All were pronounced dead at the scene.
“Eight-o-clock this morning, the coroner’s office showed up at my house with the sheriff and gave me the bad news that my son got killed in an accident throughout the night,” said John Davis, the father of Alex Davis.
Davis’ family and friends went back to the crash scene, which was littered with debris.
“My son was a great, loving child, had a good heart, was always there to help out other people and I’m really going to miss him,” said John.
Alex Davis’ grandfather was out delivering newspapers Sunday morning. He drove past the crash scene, but didn’t know his grandson was one of the victims.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that another SUV passenger was flown to UPMC Presbyterian with what the coroner’s office reported as severe injuries.
State police said investigators are trying to determine which vehicle was traveling in the wrong direction.
While Davis’ family waits for the results of the investigation, they’re facing the task of burying a loved one alone.
“Really be appreciated, you know, if there was any help with any kind of donations to help out with that — loss in a time of need,” said Davis.
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