Man killed in ATV crash in Connellsville Township
By Daily Courier
Published: Monday, April 8, 2013, 8:15 a.m.
A Connellsville area man died on Saturday afternoon in an all-terrain vehicle accident in a wooded area about 21⁄2 miles from the nearest road in Connellsville Township.
His 11-year-old passenger was flown by medical helicopter to Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh, where he was being held for observation, according to state police at Uniontown. The child's identity was not released.
The victim, Joseph Lee Foster, 20, of Whipkey Road, died of head and chest injuries, Fayette County Coroner Phillip E. Reilly said.
The accident was reported at 1:56 p.m. in an area off Treatment Plant Road, according to Fayette 911.
Reilly said it took emergency responders approximately 45 minutes to reach the remote scene. He did not know who notified authorities of the crash.
Foster was transported to Highlands Hospital emergency room, where he was pronounced dead, police reported.
He was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. It sustained “significant” damage, Reilly said.
State police declined to release any information on the cause of the accident. Reilly said the young passenger is the only witness.
Connellsville police and state police responded, as well as firefighters from Connellsville Township, New Haven Hose Company and Fayette EMS.
Brooks Funeral Home in Connellsville is in charge of arrangements, Reilly said.
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