Pedestrian from fatal crash identified

The pedestrian killed in a Saturday crash has been identified as 91-year-old Cecelia T. “Sis” Hollern of Altoona, according to an obituary sent Sunday to the Altoona Mirror.

Hollern was killed about 11:30 a.m. Saturday when a pickup truck hit her on 17th Street. She was crossing near the intersection with Grant Avenue, police said.

Police confirmed Hollern’s identity in an online posting Sunday afternoon.

Hollern died at the scene, officers said. Police said Saturday they haven’t yet decided whether charges will be filed against the driver, 44-year-old Daniel Grathwohl of East Freedom.

Grathwohl didn’t show signs that he had used drugs or alcohol, police said. Witnesses said Hollern was crossing the busy, rain-dampened street with a cane when the driver tried to brake and swerve out of her path.

Hollern’s full obituary is set to appear in the Altoona Mirror later this week.

Mirror Staff Writer Ryan Brown is at 946-7457.