Meyersdale man, 69, killed in ATV crash in Somerset County

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A 69-year-old man died Sunday night in an ATV crash in Summit, Somerset County.

Wayne E. Krause, of Meyersdale, was flown by medical helicopter to Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown, where he was pronounced dead shortly after 11 p.m., the Cambria County coroner's office said.

State police said a 16-year-old boy on another ATV was towing Mr. Krause, who was experiencing mechanical problems with his Polaris Xplorer, on Sand Spring Road around 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

In the process, Mr. Krause "lost the brakes" on his Polaris and ran into the back of the second ATV, throwing him from the vehicle, police said.

It was not immediately clear if the 16-year-old was hurt.

First Published July 22, 2014 12:00 AM


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