Coroner: Dialysis patient killed in icy medical van crash

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Posted: Nov 21, 2016 7:34 AM

EBENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A coroner says a dialysis patient has been killed when the medical van he was in was hit head-on by another vehicle on an icy western Pennsylvania road.

Cambria County Coroner Jeffrey Lees says 69-year-old Robert Frain was properly restrained in a wheelchair when the sport-utility vehicle hit the Med-Van about 9:25 a.m. Sunday in Cambria Township.

State police, including an accident reconstructionist, are trying to determine how the crash happened, but Lees says "it's obvious weather was a factor. The road was snow-covered and icy."

The drivers of both vehicles were taken to hospitals, though their names and conditions have yet to be released.