Wheelchair mishap kills 28-year-old dad in Manor Township
MANOR — A 28-year-old Manor Township man died when his motorized wheelchair plummeted down an embankment Sunday evening as he was on his way to his son's birthday party.
Cody Wynkoop of Elm Drive was last seen at about 2:40 p.m. and was discovered along Smeltzer Flat Road about 5:30 p.m., said Armstrong County Deputy Coroner Brian Myers.
“He was on his way to his parents' house for his son's birthday party when he went off the road and fell 6 to 8 feet down an embankment,” he said.
Myers, who was dispatched at 6:03 p.m., pronounced Wynkoop dead at the scene. His death was ruled an accident.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Snyder-Crissman Funeral Home in Kittanning.
Manor Township Fire Department, Manor Township police and Ford City ambulance assisted at the scene.
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