Indiana Co. Coroner: Punxsy man killed in accident

Staff Writer

INDIANA — Indiana County Coroner Jerry L. Overman Jr. reported on Sunday that a 20-year-old Punxsutawney man was killed in a vehicle accident at the intersection of South 6th Street and Washington Street in Indiana Borough early Saturday morning.

The release said that Mason Taylor Cunningham, 20, of Punxsutawney, was traveling westbound on Washington Street at 3:38 a.m., when he failed to stop at a stop sign, leading his vehicle into the path of a tractor trailer that was traveling northbound on South 6th Street. Damage to Cunningham's Honda Accord, Overman said, was severe, causing him to be entrapped. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident by Overman at 4:21 a.m.

Overman said that an autopsy was not performed. Toxicology tests are pending.

The Indiana Borough Police investigated the accident, and the Indiana Fire Association and Citizens' Ambulance Service assisted at the scene.

Cunningham, who was a student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and his family chose to be a donor through the Center for Organ Recovery and Education.

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