• February 09, 2017

John McCoy Killed in Cowansville, PA, Drunk Driving Accident

Cowansville, PA -- January 7, 2017, John McCoy Sr. was killed, Michael Burnett arrested, following an accident where their vehicle crashed into a tree.

Authorities from the Armstrong County Police state that the accident happened around 11:00 a.m. near the intersection of Highway 268 and Camp Hollow Road.

According to their preliminary investigations, 53-year-olc McCoy was the front-seat passenger of a vehicle being driven by 55-year-old Barnett. As they traveled northbound on the highway, the vehicle lost control and left the roadway. This led to the vehicle crashed head-on into a tree.

As a result, McCoy suffered fatal blunt-force trauma. He was taken to ACMH Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Authorities determined that Barnett was intoxicated at the time of the crash. They placed him under arrest, and he currently faces charges of homicide by vehicle while drunk, involuntary manslaughter, and drunken driving.

Police have not reported any additional details surrounding the accident.

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