Somerset man killed when car overturns, hits tree
A Somerset man was killed when the car he was in started to overturn and struck a tree.
State police at Somerset said the car, owned by the victim, Kody Dwire, 22, of Somerset, left the road about 12:45 a.m. Monday near 289 Chickentown Road, about a half-mile west of Somerset Borough.
Dwire and Casey Miller, 22, of Somerset were ejected when the car hit a tree.
The men were taken to Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown, police said.
Police did not specify who was driving the car or whether the men were wearing seat belts.
Dwire died in the hospital, according to police. Miller was in fair condition on Tuesday, a hospital spokeswoman said.
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