Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The cause and manner of her death are under investigation.
A Canonsburg woman died in a one-vehicle crash in the City of Washington Monday night, Washington County Coroner Tim Warco confirmed. The cause of death for Emma K. Danley, 56, of Giffin Avenue is pending an autopsy and her manner of death s under investigation. "The victim was the operator and sole occupant of a vehicle that was traveling eastbound on West Chestnut Street in the City of Washington," Warco said. "The vehicle crossed the center line and struck a wall. The victim was transported to Washington Hospital Emergency Room." The crash happened at around 8:40 p.m. Monday. The crash is under investigation by City of Washington Police. No further information was immediately available.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Debra L. Strong died in a vehicle crash on state Route 18 in Hanover Township on Thursday afternoon.
A Burgettstown woman died in a two-vehicle crash that happened on state Route 18 in Hanover Township Thursday afternoon, Washington County Coroner Tim Warco confirmed. He said Debra L. Strong, 57, of Main Street, died from injuries suffered in the crash. He has ruled her death an accident. Strong was a passenger in a Chevrolet sedan that was traveling northbound on state Route 18. The vehicle passed another northbound vehicle and struck a southbound GMC pick-up truck head-on in the southbound lane, Warco said in a release. Strong was pronounced at the scene. The operator of the vehicle in which she was a passenger, along with an occupant of the truck, were transported to area hospitals for treatment of unknown injuries. Their names have …
Sunday, February 24, 2013
The manner and death of the Burgettstown man was not immediately known.
A Burgettstown man died after the Jeep he was driving struck a tree in Hanover Township Saturday morning. The cause and manner of death for Frederick Speer III, 54, of Ridge Road, reportedly struck a tree while driving on Purdy Road. The Jeep he was driving then rolled down an embankment and into a creek, Washington County Coroner Tim Warco said in a statement. The accident scene was discovered around 9 a.m. Saturday by a passing delivery driver. The incident is under investigation by state police in Washington.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The crash happened in the northbound lanes—closing the roadway.
Washington County Coroner Tim Warco has released the identity of a 20-year-old woman who died in a crash on Interstate 79 north in Amwell Township around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. Warco said Sarah Marie Graham, of Bear Den Road, in Frederick, MD, died from trauma. He ruled the death an accident, according to a release. Graham was a passenger in a Ford sedan traveling northbound in the passing lane of I-79 at mile marker 23. The driver of that vehicle reportedly lost control, struck a guardrail and was then hit by another vehicle traveling north in the driving lane, according to Warco. Graham was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash closed the roadway, according to the Observer-Reporter. The driver was transported to a Pittsburgh hospital …
Friday, February 1, 2013
Local experts and law enforcement officials hosted a drug summit at Canon-McMillan High School Thursday.
The statistics are alarming. Prescription drugs now kill more Americans than heroin and cocaine combined. In 2009, drugs exceeded traffic accidents as the number one cause of death in the United States—killing 37,000 a year. In Washington County there were two overdose deaths in 1992. In 2011, there were 55. And what’s more: Studies indicate that 41 percent of teens think prescription drugs are “safer” than street drugs. That’s why Canonsburg Mayor David H. Rhome, school officials, the Washington County District Attorney’s Office, Washington County Coroner Tim Warco and drug treatment specialists and others converged at Canon-McMillan High School Thursday: To tell students there that prescription drug abuse has become an epidemic not only…
Thursday, January 17, 2013
The event is slated for Jan. 31.
The non-medical use of prescription drugs contributes to nearly 40,000 deaths and almost $200 billion in health-care costs annually. ln Washington County alone there were more than 50 drug-related overdose deaths in 2011, according to Washington County Coroner Tim Warco. Drug-induced deaths are the number-one cause of injury deaths in America. More Americans are dying from drug-induced deaths than from traffic fatalities. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control has labeled prescription drug abuse ”an epidemic.“ According to the 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, two-and-a-half times more Americans currently abuse prescription drugs than those using cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens, and inhalants combined. Our young people …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Washington County Coroner Tim Warco said Steven Mark Lusher died in a vehicle crash in Independence Township Tuesday morning.
Washington County Coroner Tim Warco has identified the victim of a one-vehicle crash on Sugar Plum Road in Independence Township Tuesday morning as Steven Mark Lusher, 42. According to a release, Lusher was the operator and sole occupant of a Dodge truck that was traveling southbound on Sugar Run Road. The vehicle left the right side of the roadway, traveled along an embankment, and came to rest on its roof on the roadway—ejecting the man from the truck, Warco said. The crash was discovered by a passing motorist, Warco said in a release. Warco said Lusher died from multiple injuries suffered in the crash.
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Washington County Coroner Tim Warco said in a release Saturday evening that both victims died from multiple injuries after an accident just after noon.
Two people have died in a three-vehicle accident on Interstate 70 in South Strabane Township Saturday, Washington County Coroner Tim Warco said in a statement. The names of the victims have been withheld pending the notification of their families, but both died from multiple injuries, according to the release. “The victim was a passenger of a Dodge sedan traveling eastbound on I-70. A tractor-trailer, which was traveling westbound, crossed the medial and struck the victim’s vehicle, driving it through the guardrail and over an embankment,” Warco said in a statement. The operator of the vehicle was also a fatal victim of the accident, Warco indicated. There were a total of three vehicles involved in the crash, and others who were injured …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Washington County Coroner Tim Warco identified the McDonald man and ruled the death an accident.
Washington County Coroner Tim Warco has identified the victim of a two-vehicle crash that occurred Saturday afternoon in Cecil Township as Dennis W. Cook of McDonald. Warco said Cook, 64, of Stewart Road, died from blunt force trauma. He has ruled the death an accident. Warco said in a release that Cook was the passenger in a vehicle that was traveling southbound on state Route 980 just after 2 p.m. Saturday. "The operator came through a left bend in the roadway and lost control due to slippery conditions, striking an approaching vehicle in the northbound lane," Warco stated in the release. "Three other persons in the victim’s vehicle, along with the operator of the second vehicle, were transported to area hospitals."
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Washington County Coroner Tim Warco said the manner of death for Timothy McNerney is pending an investigation.
The death of a student at Washington & Jefferson College Thursday is under investigation. Washington County Coroner Tim Warco said in a release that Timothy McNerney, of Robinson Road, Butler, was discovered at College and Maiden in the city at 4:42 a.m. Thursday. He was taken to the Washington County Hospital emergency room, where he later died, according to the Observer-Reporter newspaper. The death is being treated as suspicious, Warco said in a release. The cause of death is pending an autopsy and the manner of death is pending an investigation. No further details were immediately available Thursday morning. But W&J President Tori Haring-Smith released the following message on the school's website Thursday afternoon: "The W&J community…