Woman Killed in Fox Twp. Accident

FOX TOWNSHIP – A Ridgway woman, Kathryn J. Moriarity, was killed in a single-vehicle accident Friday on Brandy Camp Road in Fox Township, reported the state police at Ridgway.

Olen L. Pritt of Ridgway was traveling eastbound when he lost control of his vehicle while attempting to negotiate a right-hand curve. His vehicle started to spin clockwise and exited the right berm. Olen’s vehicle subsequently struck an embankment, which caused it to overturn.

Moriarity, a front seat passenger, was ejected through the back window as the vehicle overturned. She was killed. Olen’s’ vehicle came to a rest on its roof. Olen sustained minor injuries and was taken to Penn Highlands Elk via ambulance.

Olen was wearing his seatbelt. Moriarity was not wearing her seatbelt at the time of the accident. Olen’s vehicle was towed from the scene.

State police were assisted by Fox Township Ambulance, fire police and the Elk County Coroner.

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