The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

Local News

November 28, 2013

Authorities identify man killed in wreck

SANDY LAKE TOWNSHIP — A Crawford County man died after, authorities said his car was hit head-on Tuesday on U.S. Route 62 in Sandy Lake Township.

Joseph John Ferraro Jr., 59, of Adamsville was alone in a Chevrolet Cobalt headed south when a minivan coming the other way lost control due to weather conditions, crossed into the opposing lane and hit Ferraro’s car head on, said Robert L. Snyder, Mercer County deputy coroner said.

The Herald incorrectly reported Wednesday that the driver of the minivan was killed.

The accident happened at 3:16 p.m. in the 5500 block of Sandy Lake Polk Road, just south of Triple Link Road, police said.

Snyder pronounced Ferraro dead of at the scene at 4:20 p.m. The death was ruled accidental as the result of blunt force trauma.

After impact, the car spun around and ended up facing north in the southbound lane, with the back hung up on the guardrail. The minivan also spun and stopped in the northbound lane facing south, state police said.

The driver of the minivan, Dennis Cyphert, 56, of Tionesta suffered moderate injuries. A passenger, Christopher T. Neidich, 25, of Cranberry, suffered a minor injury.

They were treated at Grove City Medical Center, Pine Township.

All three men were wearing their seatbelts, police said.

State police radio reports at 6:45 p.m. indicated that Lytle School Road, serving as a detour around the accident on Route 62, was closed after being blocked by cars that ended up in ditches.

Sandy Lake Fire Department assisted at the scene.

Obituary information for Mr. Ferraro was unavailable.

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