Ridgway, PA – A fatal crash took the life of a Johnsonburg man on Tuesday when he lost control of his car in Elk County.

43-year-old Mathew Smith was driving his Dodge Neon along Long Level Road in Ridgway around 4:30 p.m. He crossed into the other lane and struck another car head-on.

Police do not say why they believe Smith lost control of his vehicle.

The Buick LeSabre was driven by 55-year-old Robert Rakieski of Ridgway.

Smith was pronounced dead at the scene.

Rakieski was taken to Penn Highlands Elk for injuries of unknown severity.

There’s no word on when funeral services will be held for Smith.


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