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Fayette man killed in tractor accident

| Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, 12:01 a.m.

The owner of a former Fayette County automobile dealership and father-in-law of a 1950s and 1960s teen idol died of injuries suffered in a tractor accident, according to state police.

Richard Patrick, 81, of Bell Drive, Dunbar Township, died on Friday of blunt-force trauma injuries suffered in a rollover accident involving a tractor, according to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office.

Patrick was using a tractor to mow grass on his property when it rolled down an embankment at 6:52 p.m. Friday, state police at Uniontown said. He died in UPMC Presbyterian in Pittsburgh, police said.

Patrick was the owner of the former Richard Chevrolet on University Drive in Dunbar Township.

The building is now owned by Morrell Volunteer Fire Department, according to county tax records.

Patrick's daughter, former Miss Pennsylvania-USA Andrea Lynn Patrick, married late 1950s and early 1960s teen idol Fabian Anthony Forte in September 1998 at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort & Spa in Wharton. The two met in California in 1991, where Fabian was a movie producer and sometimes actor and Andrea Patrick ran a talent agency that she still owns today.

Liz Zemba is a reporter for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-601-2166 or lzemba@tribweb.com.

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