Police: Victim was struck by ‘truck or SUV’

Garner was found Thursday morning along Nason Drive

(Editor’s note: This story was updated at 7 a.m. Wednesday.)

Pennsylvania State Police criminal investigators in Hollidaysburg said Sunday that a man found dead Thurs­day morning in Roar­ing Spring died of blunt force trauma, caused by being struck by a vehicle.

Investigators attended the autopsy for the victim, John R. Garner, 64, of Everett, on Friday.

Police said the striking ve­hicle would have a high pro­file, such as a pickup truck or an SUV, and will have damage to the front end.

The victim was wearing a blue plaid flannel shirt, blue jeans and a camouflage hat. He was 5 feet, 9 inches tall, and weighed about 185 pounds.

Police said Garner was treated at Conemaugh Na­son Medical Center in Roar­ing Spring for a cut, and he was released about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Hos­pital surveillance showed the victim leaving the hospital on foot. When Garner did not return home, he was reported missing.

Garner was found de­ceased along Nason Drive in Roar­ing Spring about 9 a.m. Thurs­day. At that time, po­lice did not suspect foul play.

State police in Hollidays­burg have asked that anyone who saw the victim walking near Conemaugh Nason Medical Center call Trooper Eric Glunt at 696-6100.

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