from the KP NewsDesk
Police are still attempting to find out exactly how a head-on collision occurred early Sunday morning in Manor Township on a four-lane divided highway.
The accident occurred just one-half mile south of the Route 28/66/85 intersection. The roadway splits at that point into a four-lane highway with a grass median to separate the two lanes of travel. Just before 3AM, apparently one of the two vehicles was traveling north – the wrong direction – on the southbound side of the roadway, but it is unsure exactly which vehicle.
46-year-old Gregory Johns of Worthington was the only occupant/driver of a Chrysler 200.
A Subaru Outback was driven by 21-year-old Alex Davis of McGrann. His passengers were 27-year-old Francis Danahey Jr. from Verona and 26-year-old Michael Danahey from Kittanning.
Johns, Davis, and Francis Danahey were all pronounced dead at the scene by Armstrong County Duputy Coroner Bob Bellas. Michael Danahey was airlifted to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh with what appeared to be severe injuries.
Bellas said that all three men died from blunt force trauma to the head, chest & abdomen.
Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Jerry Zundel would not speculate if drugs or alcohol played a part in the crash. Bellas said toxicology tests was performed Sunday afternoon and would not be available for several weeks.
A third vehicle, a Dodge Caravan, was also involved after the initial impact. No major injuries were reported with occupants in that vehicle though both occupants were transported by Ambulance to ACMH Hospital.