Police ID man killed in accident
The identity of a 43-year-old Patton man killed in a Sunday morning traffic accident in Cresson Township was revealed Monday.
Cambria County Chief Deputy Coroner Joseph Hribar said that Robert J. Stevens was killed in the crash.
The cause of Stevens’ death was blunt force trauma stemming from the accident, and the crash was ruled accidental, Hribar said.
Stevens likely lost control of his vehicle about 8:30 a.m. on a curvy portion of St. Joseph Street and crossed onto the road’s eastern berm, striking a fiberglass reflector, according to state police.
His vehicle then began to spin, crossing onto a western berm and striking a steel post before going airborne.
The vehicle landed in a wooded area where it struck a large tree, which again caused it to spin before coming to a stop.
Stevens was not wearing a seat belt and was pronounced dead at the crash site, Hribar said.
According to an obituary sent into the Mirror, Stevens was a 1993 graduate of Cambria Heights High School and an employee of Sunset Support Services, where he worked as a caregiver.
Stevens is survived by his parents, Robert and Nancy Stevens, as well as his son, James Kirsch, all of Patton.
Prior to his death, Stevens requested not to have a viewing of his body, but a memorial service will be held at a later date, according to the obituary.