Four people received major or moderate injuries when two vehicles collided at a Buffington Township intersection about 12:30 a.m. Saturday, state police from Indiana said.
A vehicle driven by Ryan Rudnik, 35, of Dilltown, collided head-on with a vehicle containing four people, troopers said in a news release. The wreck happened at Camerons Road and South Factory Hollow Road.
Rudnik was unhurt, police said.
Citizens Ambulance Service and Blacklick Township EMS transported the injured to Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown.
Brush Valley Township Volunteer Fire Department assisted at the scene.
Crash causes fire at Blairsville home
A house fire started when an elderly woman crashed her vehicle into a gas meter on Friday evening, authorities said.
Fire Chief George Burkley said the Blairsville woman was attempting to back out of her garage when her car shot across Locust Street and struck a home on Evans Street, igniting the gas meter on the side of the house. The fire spread rapidly, fed by the ruptured gas line, Burkley said, and responders were quick to find the gas shutoff in the front yard.
The residents of the home returned while fire crews were still on scene. It was a traumatic experience for them, Burkley said, because the home sustained what he termed extensive damage.
The driver escaped without injury, Burkley said.
Ab Dettorre of the Blairsville Fire Department told WTAE-TV that if the vehicle had hit just a few feet away, it would have been just a car accident.
Firefighters respond to call at Hoganas
Fire crews from Scalp Level, Conemaugh Township, Stoystown and Hooversville were dispatched to a fire at North American Hoganas in Hollsopple around 7 p.m. Friday.
Details about the fire were unavailable late Friday.
Pair wed at hospital so ill mom could attend
An ailing cancer patient was able to witness her son’s wedding after medical staff at Excela Latrobe Area Hospital helped arrange a hastily planned wedding in the hospital chapel.
Anna Mae Kern, 63, was escorted to the chapel by groom Adam Kern and bride Ashley Leighty for the wedding Friday.
She had been hospitalized last week after a long struggle with breast cancer.
“Life is so short. I wanted her to see it,” Adam Kern told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
The couple was engaged last year but didn’t have a firm wedding date in mind. After Kern’s mother was hospitalized – not long after attending her daughter’s wedding – they asked the hospital staff for help arranging a ceremony for their own nuptials.