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Man dies, wife hurt in accident

| Monday, May 14, 2012, 5:29 p.m.

An Indiana County man died and his wife was critically injured Friday when their Ford coupe collided with a station wagon in White Township.

David Henry, 67, of Blairsville was pronounced dead at the scene at 9:20 p.m. Indiana County Coroner Tom Streams listed the cause as blunt force trauma to the head.

Henry's wife, Janet, 46, was taken to Indiana Hospital. She later was transferred to Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital in Johnstown, where she was listed in serious but stable condition Saturday night.

The driver of the other car, Ann Ziner, 46, of Indiana, was not injured. Two passengers - Mathew Gressley, 27, and Maria Previte, 18, both of Indiana - also escaped injury.

State police said all five were wearing seat belts.

Police said Janet Henry was driving west on Indian Springs Road, just east of Rustic Lodge Road, when she lost control of her car, which spun clockwise into the path of Ziner's 1991 Toyota.

Streams said poor road conditions contributed to the accident.

'It was extremely icy,' he said. 'It was difficult to stand up out there.'

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