City man dies in Blair Twp. crash

HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Altoona man is dead after a crash in Blair Township early Friday.

Paul E. Ulrich, 35, of Altoona was killed after his vehicle drove off the road on the 200 block of River Road, struck a tree and caught fire about 1:30 a.m., according to Blair Township police.

Police are asking that anyone with information about the crash to contact Blair Township police Patrolman Benjamin Shanholtz at 696-3846, ext. 111.

Ulrich was the only occupant of the vehicle, and he was pronounced dead at the scene by Blair County Deputy Coroner Roger Oswald. Ulrich died from blunt force trauma due to the impact of the crash, and it has been ruled accidental, police noted.

Blair Township police were assisted at the scene by Hollidaysburg Borough police, Allegheny Town­ship police, Geeseytown Volunteer Fire Depart­ment, Phoenix Volunteer Fire Department and the Hollidaysburg Ambulance Service.