Share This Page

Connellsville family thanks community for support after fatal accident

| Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
Evan R. Sanders | Trib Toltal Media
A stuffed animal was left on a guard rail at the crash site where an early morning crash in Bullskin Township claimed the life of Angela Thomas, 26, of Connellsville Township and her daughter Miah Worley, 7, on the morning of Sept. 25.

The family of a Connellsville woman and her 7-year-old daughter who were killed Wednesday morning when their car collided with a tri-axle truck in Bullskin is thankful for the community support it has received.

A fund has been set up to help pay for the funerals.

Angela Thomas, 26, and her daughter, Miah Worley, died from injuries suffered in the accident that occurred just after 8 a.m. on Englishman Hill Road.

Police said Thomas was driving with her three children in the car when it crossed the center line and collided with a truck head-on.

According to WPXI, the Daily Courier's news partner, donations to the fund should be directed to Burhans-Crouse Funeral Home, 28 Connellsville St., Dunbar, PA 15431. Phone is 724-277-8514

Funeral services for the mother and daughter will be held at the Dunbar funeral home on Monday.

The Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office said the 7-year-old girl died just before 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Children's Hospital.

According to police, 5-year-old Sidney Worley and a young boy, Zy, were injured in the crash. They were both treated at Children's Hospital and remained there on Thursday morning.

WPXI reported that family members said they are thankful for the community's support and are asking for continuing prayers and help with funeral costs.

Family member Elda Worley told WPXI that in addition to family and friends, strangers have been showing their support.

“It means there is somebody out there who does care,” Worley said. “It's wonderful that people really actually care.”

Thomas, who worked at the Connellsville McDonald's, was taking her children to school in the nearby Southmoreland School District, according to police.

The crash remains under investigation.

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.