BEDFORD COUNTY CORONER’S OFFICE

 

On October 17, 2018 the Bedford County Coroner was called to a two-vehicle motor vehicle crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike at mile marker 158.0 East Bound. Through DNA testing Coroner Russell Styer identified the the deceased truck driver as 64 year old Paul K. Petrov, of Arlington Heights, IL. Cause of death was ruled thermal and inhalation injuries due to the crash. Manner was ruled accidental.


The Bedford County Coroner was called at 7:25 AM on November 4, 2108 for a single vehicle motor vehicle crash on I99 North bound at the 9.4 mile marker. At 8:08 AM Coroner Russell Styer pronounced Lael M. Marshall 39, of Clifton Heights, Pa dead from blunt force trauma to the head and neck. Manner of death is ruled accidental.


ON 09/22/2018 AT 4:00 AM RUSSELL STYER, BEDFORD COUNTY CORONER, WAS CALLED TO THE SCENE OF A SINGLE VEHICLE CRASH AT 9300 RAYSTOWN ROAD IN SAXTON. CORONER STYER PRONOUNCED 18 YEAR OLD KAITLIN RENE CUNNINGHAM DEAD AT THE SCENE. CAUSE OF DEATH WAS BLUNT FORCE TRAUMA TO THE HEAD,NECK, AND CHEST. MANNER OF DEATH WAS RULED ACCIDENTAL.


On Tuesday September 11, 2018 the Bedford County Coroner was called to a residence at 206 Mountain Penny Lane, Claysburg. At 3:50 PM Coroner Russell Styer pronounced 74-year-old David G. Focht dead at the scene. An autopsy was performed on September 12, 2018 and concluded that David G. Focht died from a gunshot wound. Due to the ongoing investigation, the Bedford County Coroners office will not be elaborating on how many gunshots or where the injuries were located. There are no other details at this time, it is an active investigation being conducted by the Pennsylvania State Police, Bedford County Coroner’s Office and the Bedford County District Attorneys Office.


ON SEPTEMBER 4,2018 THE BEDFORD COUNTY CORONER WAS CALLED TO UPMC BEDFORD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOM. AT 4:58 AM BEDFORD COUNTY CORONER RUSSELL STYER PRONOUNCED 41 YEAR OLD LEKEVIA BUSH DEAD. AN AUTOPSY WAS PERFORMED AND THE CAUSE OF DEATH WAS EXSANGUINATION, DUE TO MULTIPLE SHARP FORCE INJURIES. CORONER STYER RULED THE MANNER OF DEATH A HOMICIDE.


ON 07/10/2018 EMS WERE CALLED TO THE HOLIDAY INN LOCATED IN BREEZEWOOD FOR A MALE THAT WAS INVOLVED IN AN INCIDENT IN THE SWIMMING POOL. THE MALE WAS REMOVED FROM THE POOL BEFORE EMS ARRIVED. AND CPR WAS PERFORMED ON HIM. EMS TRANSPORTED HIM TO UPMC HOSPITAL. BEDFORD COUNTY CORONER RUSTY STYER WAS CALLED TO UPMC AROUND 11:45 PM TO ANNOUNCE 19 YEAR OLD KAYMON JAMES OF NORFOLK,VIRGINIA DEAD. AN AUTOPSY WILL BE DONE ON JAMES.


On Monday, March 12, 2018 at 3:15 Pm the Bedford County Coroner was called to a farming accident at a farm off of Branch Road in Woodbury Township. Coroner Russell Styer said a 17 year old male was killed when he was changing bucket attachments and became pinned by a skid loader. Coroner Styer ruled the manner of death as an accident and the cause of death was blunt force trauma.


AT 5:58 PM ON JANUARY 8, 2018 THE BEDFORD COUNTY CORONER WAS CALLED TO THE SCENE OF A TWO VEHICLE MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH SOUTH OF BEDFORD ON US ROUTE 220. CORONER RUSSELL STYER PRONOUNCED 47 YEAR OLD JENNIFER S. KANIA OF BEDFORD DEAD AT THE SCENE. AN AUTOPSY IS SCHEDULED FOR JANUARY 9, 2018


THE BEDFORD COUNTY CORONER WAS CALLED TO A STRUCTURE FIRE AT 3229 ROCK HILL CHURCH ROAD IN EVERETT ON JANUARY 7,2018 AT 1:16 AM. CORONER RUSSELL STYER CONFIRMED 51 YEAR OLD SEAN THOMAS REILLY DIED AS A RESULT OF THE FIRE. AN AUTOPSY WAS PERFORMED ON 01/07/2018


ON OCTOBER 5, 2017 THE BEDFORD COUNTY CORONER WAS CALLED TO A MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH NEAR 14190 LINCOLN HIGHWAY IN EVERETT. AT 6:13 AM CORONER RUSSELL STYER PRONOUNCED 41 YEAR OLD GLENN E. MILLER OF MILLHEIM,PA DEAD AT THE SCENE. AN AUTOPSY IS SCHEDULED. CAUSE AND MANNER OF DEATH ARE PENDING AT THIS TIME


ON 09/10/2017 THE BEDFORD COUNTY CORONER WAS CALLED TO UPMC MEMORIAL HOSPITAL ER FOR A PATIENT THAT WAS INVOLVED IN A MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH. CORONER RUSSELL STYER SAID 77 YEAR OLD JOYCE L. MILLER OF CLEARVILLE DIED FROM INJURIES SUSTAINED IN A MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH ON BLACK VALLEY ROAD IN EVERETT. MANNER OF DEATH WAS RULED ACCIDENTAL.


On August 22, 2017 the  Bedford County Coroner was called to a farming Accident on Halls Hill Road, Hopewell Township. At 2:04 PM Bedford County Coroner Russell Styer pronounced Charles W. Clapper, 59 of New Enterprise dead at the scene . Multiple crushing injuries to the torso was the cause of death and manner was accidental.