| News

Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Somerset man ejected from truck, killed

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.
Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

A Somerset man died after he was ejected from the sunroof of his pickup truck during a single-vehicle accident in Donegal Township early Friday morning.

Benjamin P. Henning, 23, died at the scene of the 1:29 a.m. accident along Route 31 near the Polaris dealership, state police at Greensburg said.

Henning was speeding when he lost control of his 2012 Ford F-150 pickup and struck a guide rail, police said. He crossed the road and struck a utility pole, cutting it in half, police said.

The truck then left the road and rolled several times down an embankment. Henning, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected through the sunroof and landed on the roadway, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:58 a.m. of blunt-force trauma to the head, neck and chest, according to the Westmoreland County Coroner's Office.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.



Show commenting policy

Most-Read Westmoreland

  1. Woman foils robbery attempt in Pleasant Unity
  2. Irwin class helps recovering addicts, families find peace through art
  3. New Geyer Choir hopes to hit high note at Scottdale theater
  4. Cancer fundraiser pays tribute to Donegal man
  5. Greensburg man, out on bond, ID’d in robbery
  6. Monessen man gets long prison term, then gets married
  7. Medical center ‘monstrosity’ near end in Jeannette
  8. Unity day care operator loses appeal of sentence
  9. 33 from Westmoreland County inducted into state’s Voter Hall of Fame
  10. Unity prowling suspect sought
  11. Push for budget, Southmoreland board president urges residents