Name of man killed in crash released
MONROE TOWNSHIP - The Bradford County coroner has released the name of the man who was killed Thursday in a motor vehicle accident on a logging road that leads to a quarry in Monroe Township.
Bradford County Coroner Thomas Carman said he pronounced 31-year-old Timothy Farr of Ulster dead at the scene of the accident at 3:18 p.m. on Thursday.
Farr, who is an employee of Tuttles Quarry, was operating an old military cargo vehicle, which was loaded with large containers of water.
As Farr was driving the vehicle on a private road that leads to the quarry, the vehicle flipped over backwards and came to rest on its roof, pinning Farr inside the vehicle, the coroner said.
Farr was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident, Carman said.
The vehicle is owned by Tuttles Quarry.
The accident occurred on privately owned land that was leased to Tuttles Quarry, Carman said.
The cause of Farr's death was traumatic asphyxia.
Toxicology studies are being performed on Farr, the coroner said. Such toxicology studies are routinely done on drivers killed in motor vehicle accidents.
Tuttles Quarry, which is a rock quarry, is located off of Kent Run Road.
Emergency responders were dispatched to the accident scene at 2:15 p.m., Monroeton Fire Chief James Kobbe Jr. said.
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