Fayette County man dies in 4-vehicle crash
A Fayette County man was killed Tuesday afternoon and two others were injured in a four-vehicle accident on Route 119 at the Moyer Road intersection in Bullskin, state police at Uniontown said.
Kenneth H. Wildey, 76, of Dawson, died of blunt-force injuries to the face, head and neck, Fayette County Coroner Dr. Phillip E. Reilly said.
Wildey, the driver of one of the vehicles, was pronounced dead at the scene by Deputy Coroner Jesse Camilli. State police said Wildey was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.
The drivers of two other vehicles in the accident, Rudolph Angell Jr., 73, and Leslie Rechenberg, 28, were flown to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, W.Va.. state police said. Information on their conditions was not available last night.
Wildey was killed in the chain-reaction collision that occurred at 3:39 p.m. when his car was hit on the driver's side door by a sport utility vehicle operated by Rechenberg. Rechenberg's SUV was southbound on Route 119 and hit Wildey's car as it was making a left turn from Moyer Road onto the northbound lanes of Route 119, police said.
Wildey's car then hit the passenger side of a pick-up truck operated by Karen Osler, 30, whose vehicle was stopped in the northbound lanes of Route 119. Wildey's car went off the road and its front bumper hit a stop sign at the end of Moyer Road.
Angell's vehicle was traveling south on Route 119 and turned to avoid the collision in the southbound lanes. Police did not list the addresses of any of the drivers involved in the accident.
Bullskin and Everson firefighters and Fayette EMS responded to the accident.
Joe Napsha is a staff writer for Trib Total Media.
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 â 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.