Driver dead at scene of accident in Somerset County

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State police at Somerset reported that driver Charles S. Lancaster, 59, of Addison, was prounced dead at the scene of an accident on State Route 281 in Confluence Borough.

The passenger, Jeffrey A. Nicholson, 28, of Confluence had a "major injury" and was taken by life flight to Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, according to the report.

Police said the driver was trveling south when he failed to negotiate a curve in the road. The vehicle left the western side of the road, hit the end of a set of guide rails, traveled over a guide rail, went down an embankment and flipped onto its roof.

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