The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Latest News

February 22, 2013

Traffic accidents claim lives of 3 area men

— Three Somerset County men were killed in separate crashes Friday morning.

Benjamin P. Henning, 23, of Somerset, was killed in a one-vehicle accident around 1:30 a.m. on Route 31 in Donegal Township, Westmoreland County.

The Westmoreland County Coroner’s Office said Henning was eastbound when, for an unknown reason, his pickup truck crossed the center line and went off the roadway. The truck then climbed over the guiderail, struck a utility pole and became airborne, the report said. Henning was ejected from the vehicle.

Speed is believed to have played a factor in the accident, the report said.

The other two fatal accidents took place in Somerset County.

David Jeron Hostetler, 23, of Stoystown, was killed in a one-car accident on Route 281 North in Quemahoning Township.

State police said the time of the accident wasn’t known, but it was reported at 7:04 a.m.

Hostetler was traveling at a high rate of speed when his car went out of control and slid sideways off the roadway and into a tree, police said. The car started to roll and struck several other trees before coming to rest on its roof.

He was wearing a seat belt, police said.

David Sutton Sr., 62, of Stoystown, was killed in a one-car accident around 8:40 a.m. on Pompey Hill Road in Stonycreek Township.

State police said Sutton was westbound when his car went out of control while he was negotiating a right curve.

The car slid broadside across the eastbound lane, ran off the roadway and struck a tree head-on.

Sutton was not wearing a seat belt, police said.

All three men died at the accident scenes, authorities said.

Click here to subscribe to The Tribune-Democrat print edition.

Click here to subscribe to The Tribune-Democrat e-edition.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Latest News
  • bank1 West End bank robbed

    The West End branch of AmeriServ Financial was robbed Tuesday morning, two days before the branch is scheduled to close.

    April 15, 2014 2 Photos

  • weather_2 Old Man Winter returns to area

    Just when you think we’ve finally escaped the cold temperatures, winter swoops back in to remind us it’s not going away just yet.

    April 15, 2014 2 Photos

  • City seeks support for sewer revamp

    The city is looking for backup from the Johnstown Redevelopment Authority in spreading what they call “true” facts and figures regarding the city’s encompassing sewer revamp.

    April 15, 2014

  • Airport gets lift with $180G grant

    The John Murtha Johnstown–Cambria County Airport needs to replace some basic maintenance equipment: a pickup truck, painting machine, chain saw, weed eater, hand tools and more.
    So, on Tuesday, the airport’s authority agreed to accept Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Bureau of Aviation grant money that already has been tentatively allocated.

    April 15, 2014

  • Cresson asks court to force ex-chief to sign pact

    An agreement reached more than a month ago between Cresson Borough Council and its former police chief still has not been signed, and the borough is asking a judge to intervene.

    April 15, 2014

  • hamer 16 Mom told to seek help for addiction

    A Johnstown woman charged with tossing her 4-month-old baby and with drug-related offenses pleaded guilty and was sentenced in Cambria County court on Tuesday.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Elder justice events set

    In an effort to combat elder abuse in area communities, an elder justice seminar will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 24 at the Johnstown Senior Center, 550 Main St., downtown Johnstown. In addition, a free elder abuse clergy training seminar will be held from 8:30 to 10 a.m. April 25 at Moxham Lutheran Church, 500 Park Ave., Johnstown.

    April 15, 2014

  • Local briefs 4/16/2014

    April 15, 2014

  • bomb1 VIDEO | A year after marathon bombing, Boston remains strong

    The City of Boston came together Tuesday to honor those who were injured and lost their lives at the Boston Marathon on the one-year anniversary of the bombing. While the day was sure to be emotional, those affected by last year's race are showing they won't let the tragedy keep them down.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Freeh gets expedited appeal in Penn State lawsuit

    April 15, 2014


Do you think that Jack Williams will get the 270 signatures from city residents needed in order to have a referendum placed on a municipal ballot to have the city's pressure test mandate repealed?

I'm not sure
     View Results
Order Photos

Photo Slideshow

House Ads