One-car crash on Route 31 kills Donegal man
Driver killed in Route 31 crash
A Donegal man died early Wednesday in a one-car crash near Acme.
Ralph W. Skovira, 22, of Church Street, was pronounced dead at the scene of the 2:45 a.m. crash on Route 31 by Westmoreland County Deputy Coroner Joshua Zappone.
State police said Skovira was driving his 2003 Audi A4 eastbound about two miles west of the turnpike interchange in Donegal Township when he crossed the center line and drove off the roadway for an unknown reason, striking a utility pole. Police said his car struck some trees before it flipped onto the passenger side and caught fire.
Skovira was pronounced dead at the scene.
Zappone said toxicology tests will not be completed for several weeks.
The highway was closed for a few hours while crews cleared the wreckage.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.