Victims in fatal crash identified
Bradford County Coroner Tom Carman has identified the two victims in the fatal crash that occurred around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday on Route 6 at the intersection of Steam Hollow Road in West Burlington Township.
According to Carman, they were William B. Wyda Sr., 83, of New Albany, who was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:13 p.m., with a cause of death listed as multiple traumatic injuries; and Janet L. Wyda, 79, the wife of Mr. Wyda, who has the same address. She was his passenger in the vehicle.
Carman said that resuscitation efforts were made, with Mrs. Wyda being transported to Memorial Hospital in Towanda, where she was deceased on arrival. Mrs. Wyda was pronounced dead at 1:41 p.m., with the cause of death listed as blunt force abdominal trauma. Carman said the manner of death for both was accidental.
According to state police at Towanda, the elderly couple were in a vehicle that pulled out in front of a Mack flatbed truck being driven west on Route 6 by Ronald Robinson, 68, of New Albany. Carman said Mr. Wyda, who was the driver, failed to stop at the intersection, for an unknown reason.
Police said Robinson's truck crashed into the driver's side door of the elderly couple's Chevrolet Blazer.
Carman said that Robinson was transporting cement blocks at the time of the crash, and was uninjured and refused treatment at the scene. His vehicle was owned by Eastern Industries, Inc., out of Center Valley, Pa., and he had just left State Aggregates in Wysox.
Additional units at the scene were Pennsylvania State Police, Troy Fire and Rescue, Western Alliance Emergency Services, and Memorial Emergency Services.