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Two Men Killed in Accident in Elk County

Jonathan Hernandez9 months ago

Two people were killed on Wednesday in a crash in the Fox Township of Elk County.

Details about the Fatal Accident in Elk County

The Bradford Era is reporting that two men were killed in a two-vehicle accident at around 4:50 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon in the Fox Township of Elk County.

State police that are based in Ridgway have identified 22-year-old Austin Jay Miller and 21-year-old Dallan Richard Pangallo as the victims who died in the accident.

According to police, a Dodge Neon that was being driven by Miller was heading east on Toby Road while a GMA Acadia that was being driven by 43-year-old Andrew Gahr was heading in the opposite direction.

Police say that Miller’s car went out of control while attempting to make a left turn and went into the westbound lanes, directly into the path of the sport-utility vehicle. The front end of the car hit the front end of the SUV, and both Miller and Pangallo were ejected from the vehicle.

Pangallo was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, and Miller was pronounced dead at Penn Highlands Elk in St. Mary’s.

There were six people, including two children, in the GMC SUV at the time of the accident, but police have not stated whether or not any of them were injured during the impact.

The Fox Township Volunteer Fire Department, Fox Township Ambulance, Elk County District Attorney, and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation all assisted at the scene of the accident.

Important Information about Male Drivers

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS):

  • In 2014, 10,971 male drivers were killed in traffic accidents, as opposed to the 4,504 female drivers that were killed.
  • In regards to vehicle passengers, 2,776 of passengers that were killed in 2014 were male, and 2,794 of them were female.
  • Males accounted for a total number of 23,220 motor vehicle deaths in the United States in 2014 compared to 9,438 female deaths in the same year.

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