1 killed, 2 hurt in Bullskin crash
One person was killed and two seriously injured in a four-vehicle crash at 3:39 p.m. Tuesday near Green Ridge Memorial Park on Route 119 at the Moyer Road intersection just outside of Everson.
State police at Uniontown said Kenneth Wildey, 76, was killed in the crash. Drivers Leslie Rechenberg, 28, and Rudolph Angell Jr., 73, were flown by helicopter to Ruby Memorial Hospital for treatment. Driver Karen Osler, 30, was not reported injured.
No addresses were given for the drivers.
According to police, Wildey was stopped on Moyer Road at the intersection of Route 119, preparing to turn left onto the northbound lanes. As he entered the intersection, his 2007 Buick Lucerne was struck in the driver side door by the front bumper of Rechenberg's 2009 Ford Escape, traveling south in the right lane.
The impact forced Wildey's vehicle into Osler's 1998 Ford F-150, which was stopped in the northbound lane of Route 119.
Angell, driving a 2009 Lincoln MKZ, was traveling south in the right lane and made a westbound steering input to avoid the collision in the southbound lanes, police reported.
“One woman was trapped inside her vehicle, and we had to extricate her,” Bullskin Township Fire Chief Joe Liska said.
“We had to close the road down while we freed the victims from their vehicles,” he added.
Liska confirmed that the two injured people were flown by helicopter to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, W.Va.
“They couldn't be taken to the Pittsburgh hospitals because of the bad storm,” Liska said. “The helicopters landed in the Green Ridge cemetery and took the two injured people to Morgantown. I have no idea how bad their injuries were.”
The Fayette County Coroner's office and Fayette EMS responded to the crash.
Bullskin and Everson volunteer firefighters assisted state police and the coroner's office at the scene.
Liska said about 10 or 12 volunteer firefighters from Bullskin Township responded to the scene with three pieces of equipment. At least eight to 10 Everson volunteer firefighters also responded with two pieces of equipment.
Cindy Ekas is a freelance writer.
Show commenting policy
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 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.
- Gulf War veteran restores Uniontown mansion
- South Connellsville man has fond memories of service in Navy
- Lynn: Memorial Day service to be held in Tri-Town area
- Connellsville building owner uses graffiti to point out unsightly demolition debris
- Keepsake ornament depicts Dunbar church history
- Brownsville Boy Scouts make sure vets are not forgotten
- Army unit reunites to honor fallen comrade in Uniontown
- Ornaments for sale to support Dunbar Community Fest
- Washington County native to lead Farmington arts center
- Vanderbilt council addresses abandoned homes, parking
- Fayette County area communities plan Memorial Day events