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Grindstone man faces vehicular homicide charge

| Monday, May 14, 2012, 2:03 p.m.

Police have made an arrest in the case of a Fayette County man who was struck and killed by a vehicle Monday as he walked along Route 166, five miles south of Brownsville.

David J. Long, 24, of Grindstone, was charged with homicide by vehicle and accidents involving death or personal injury in the death of George Tringes Jr. of Adah. State police at Uniontown said a statement from a witness and evidence gathered from the scene resulted in the charges.

Long was arraigned before District Magistrate Herb Mitchell of Brownsville and placed in Fayette County Prison in lieu of $100,000 bond. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for 2:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Tringes was hit about 1 a.m. near the intersection of Route 166 and New Salem Road, in Redstone Township, south of the village of Republic. He apparently was walking home when he was hit by the vehicle about 1,000 feet from his residence. His body was found at the edge of the southbound lane of the two-lane highway.

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