Coroner releases names of Altoona couple killed in fatal crash

Blair County Coroner Patty Ross said the couple killed in Monday’s fatal car crash in the city were Walter Lynam, 82, and his wife, Patricia Lynam, 79, of Altoona.

The couple had celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary on Sunday.

The coroner had withheld the names until the family was notified.

The crash occurred at 31st Street and Union Avenue, when police said the Lynams’ vehicle failed to stop at the stop sign and hit the passenger side of a truck, forcing the vehicles into a concrete bridge barrier.