Crash kills Saxton man

SIX MILE RUN – A Saxton man died after his pickup truck crashed Friday evening on Mosquito Hollow Road in Broad Top Township.

Rick W. Vanmeter, 57, was traveling north at about 8:47 p.m. when his pickup failed to negotiate a sharp curve in the roadway. The vehicle ran off the road and struck a tree and came to final rest impacted with the tree, Bedford state police said.

Six Mile Run fire and EMS crews arrived at the scene to treat Vanmeter but he was flown to UPMC Altoona by medical helicopter where he was later pronounced dead.