Coroner: Dialysis patient killed in icy medical van crash

EBENSBURG, Pa. (AP) " A coroner says a dialysis patient has been killed when the medical van he was in was hit head-on by another vehicle on an icy western Pennsylvania road.

Cambria County Coroner Jeffrey Lees says 69-year-old Robert Frain was properly restrained in a wheelchair when the sport-utility vehicle hit the Med-Van about 9:25 a.m. Sunday in Cambria Township.

State police, including an accident reconstructionist, are trying to determine how the crash happened, but Lees says "it's obvious weather was a factor. The road was snow-covered and icy."

The drivers of both vehicles were taken to hospitals, though their names and conditions have yet to be released.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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