A Cresson man was killed in a one-vehicle crash in Allegheny Township, Blair County.
Brandon S. Hollen, 19, died early Saturday morning after losing control of his vehicle on Sugar Run Road, Allegheny Township, police reported.
Hollen was traveling east when his vehicle, a 2002 Dodge Neon, went off the road and struck several trees shortly before 6:30 a.m.
He was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma, police said.
Hollen was the son of Scott and Lisa Hollen of Cresson.
Fatality victim ID’d
BEDFORD – The man killed in a July 29 crash in Bedford County that also claimed the life of two Cambria County residents has been identified.
State police at Bedford on Monday said the driver of a vehicle southbound on Route 4009 is Devin Milburn, 19, of Osterburg.
Also killed in the crash were Robert C. Broad, 84, and Ronda L. Reighard, 54, both of Beaverdale.
Police said the Milburn vehicle crossed double yellow lines and struck the vehicle driven by Broad. There were no other passengers in either vehicle.
Milburn was forensically identified by Bedford County Deputy Coroner Russell Styer, police said.
BEDFORD – A hearing will be held next week in the case of a 15-year-old boy who shot and killed a friend of the same age at a home near Everett.
Bedford County District Attorney William Higgins said Monday that the boy, Cole McConoughey, will be in court on Aug. 15 when defense attorneys will attempt to convince a judge that his case should be sent to juvenile court.
The boy is charged with homicide and related charges in the death of Neal Hammond, 15, also of the Everett area, who died at Memorial Medical Center less than 12 hours following the July 18 shooting.
Police said three boys were at a West Providence Township home when McConoughey suggested they play Russian roulette with a .38-caliber Smith and Wesson revolver.
McConoughey was charged as an adult because of the seriousness of the incident, Higgins said.
Court cases continued
CRESSON – Preliminary hearings for two men charged in an altercation and shooting at an Ashville bar has been continued.
Hearings for Philip Paul Gaida, 33, of Cresson, and Edward Leroy Lebo lll, 25, of the Cresson area, set for last week, have been continued until 3 p.m. Aug. 21 in front of Cresson District Judge Charity Nileski.
Gaida is charged with shooting Jeremy Robert Culp in the buttocks in mid-February outside the bar.
Gaida and Lebo, who was charged as a co-defendant, got into an argument with Culp inside the bar and it escalated to the shooting outside the establishment, state police said.
Wire theft probe
EBENSBURG – State police are investigating the theft of about 80 feet of copper wire from a water treatment plant in northern Cambria County.
The victim of the theft is listed as the Clean Streams Foundation Association at 228 Patterson Road, Barr Township.
The thef, occurred between Friday and Sunday, police said.
Anyone with information may call 471-6500.
Items taken from garage
SOMERSET – State police are investigating the burglary and theft at a seasonal residence in Addison Township.
Suspects entered an unattached garage belonging to Michael Ryan Carr, 46, of Manchester, Md., and removed a Honda lawnmower valued at $635 and a Troybilt trimmer valued at $125.
Anyone with information may call 445-4104.