A 30-year-old Pennsylvania man was killed in Cambria county on Wednesday afternoon (April 8) while lying under a truck to repair an airline hose when an employee from the same company got into the truck and drove away. Both men worked for Snyder Excavating in Jackson Township.
Freak Accident Claims the Life of a Pennsylvania Man
In what the coroner called a “freak accident”, one of the Snyder employees got into the truck to move it, not knowing that it was being repaired at the time. The driver moved the truck approximately 85 feet down a slightly graded hill.
According to the coroner, Joshua W. Weyandt was killed instantly during the accident. The coroner ruled the cause of death to be an accident.
It is unclear whether the driver will face charges. Police report that he was very shaken by the incident.
Snyder Excavating is closed as the company grieves for the loss of Weyandt.