Police: Ohio man found along Pa. Turnpike died of gunshot wound
State police in Somerset are investigating the death of an Akron, Ohio, man whose body was discovered early Tuesday near a drainage pond off the berm of the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Somerset Township.
Trooper Ted Goins said the Antwan Dash, 33, of Akron, died of a gunshot wound to the head. Police said his car was found nearby.
“The manner of death is pending further investigation. No further details will be released at this time because of the ongoing investigation,” the trooper said.
Goins said investigators believe Dash died between 2:38 and 6:58 a.m.
His body was found close to a drainage ditch off the eastbound lane's south berm near mile marker 108. Someone spotted the body at about 7 a.m., according to reports.
The location is approximately two miles west of the Somerset Interchange of the turnpike.
Coroner Wallace Miller is assisting with the investigation.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
- Rossi: Rutherford falling apart, too
- Former undercover agent files suit against Kane
- Rangers clip Penguins, take 2-1 series lead
- Scoring struggles linger for Penguins 2nd line
- Brentwood Borough School Board approves major cutbacks
- Feud escalates between Westmoreland commissioner, controller
- Pittsburgh man taken for wild ride on Route 28
- Pew Research Center poll shows most Americans take gun rights over control
- Steelers receiver Brown skipping voluntary offseason workouts
- Cubs’ rookie third baseman Bryant helps send Pirates to defeat
- Methane leaks reportedly decrease in Pennsylvania