Ridgway, PA – Two men have died from their injuries after a vehicle lost control while speeding in Ridgway and struck a tree.
36-year-old Tony Eckert from St. Marys had been driving a 2011 Chevy Colorado pickup truck at an unsafe speed along Bingham Road in Ridgway early Sunday morning, around 12:30 a.m.
He lost control on a sharp curve, and the pickup truck went over an embankment, rolled onto the driver’s side, and slid into a tree.
Eckert and the front seat passenger, 33-year-old Kenneth Gasbarre from Ridgway, were both pronounced dead at the scene.
A backseat passenger, 21-year-old Annamarie Pounds from Johnsonburg, had minor injuries and was taken to Penn Highlands Elk.
No one in the vehicle had been wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.
There is no word yet on funeral arrangements for Eckert or Gasbarre.
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