| News

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

Former Hempfield teacher dies in crash

Email Newsletters

Sign up for one of our email newsletters.
Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

A retired Hempfield Area High School teacher has been identified as the man who died from injuries he suffered in a two-vehicle accident on Friday night at the intersection of Route 119 and Forbes Trail Road in Hempfield.

The victim, Ronald J. Ferretti, 66, of Jeannette, died of blunt force trauma of the trunk and extremities, the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office said on Sunday. Ferretti was pronounced dead at 12:25 a.m. Saturday at Forbes Regional Hospital in Monroeville, the medical examiner said.

Ferretti was fatally injured when his southbound car on Route 119 was struck by a 36-year-old Mt. Pleasant man's sport utility vehicle that was traveling eastbound on Forbes Trail Road, state police at Greensburg said. The Mt. Pleasant man's vehicle did not stop at a stop sign and drove into the intersection with Route 119, hitting Ferretti's vehicle, police said.

One passenger in the Mt. Pleasant man's SUV was flown to UPMC Presbyterian hospital in Pittsburgh, and another passenger in the same vehicle was transported to Excela Westmoreland Hospital in Greensburg, police said.

State police did not release the identities of the Mt. Pleasant man driving the sport utility vehicle or the passengers in the vehicle.

Ferretti was a graduate of Hempfield Area High School, where he played football. He received his bachelor's degree in education at California State University. He taught in the high school math department.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.



Show commenting policy

Most-Read Westmoreland

  1. School lunch group hopes to revise rules it calls impractical, too restrictive
  2. Western Pa. students bristle at changing menu choices
  3. Indiana County school employee allegedly showed 2 students an inappropriate photo
  4. Keystone Bakery closes Greensburg store
  5. Harrold Middle School students hit new high with food drive
  6. Puppies’ eyes glued shut, South Huntingdon animal shelter says
  7. Excela, Pitt-Greensburg team on legacy videos for those in twilight of lives
  8. Witnesses recount Franklin Regional stabbing
  9. Dining at Applebee’s helps Jacobs Creek Area Faith in Action
  10. Greensburg still fighting waterlogged Lynch Field, may add drainage
  11. Westmoreland County Judge Regoli has 5 days to decide on whether he’ll ask for recount