Cambria County PA Accident News: Teen Killed, 14 Injured in Collision with Bus

10/13/2010 // West Palm Beach, FL, US // Sandra Quinlan // Sandra Quinlan

Cambria County, PA—A motor vehicle collision (MVC) in Gallitzin Township Tuesday, October 12, 2010, resulted in one fatality and injured 14 others. The fatal accident, which involved a school bus and car, occurred along Pennsylvania Route 53 near Shaft Road, as reported by

According to Pennsylvania State Police, 17-year-old Loretto resident Joseph Stoy was killed when his car crashed into the driver’s side of a school bus around 7:30 a.m.

Reports indicated Stoy’s southbound 2005 Dodge Neon veered across the centerline of state Route 53, otherwise known as Gallitzin Road, and into the path of a northbound school bus.

Emergency medical services (EMS) personnel responded to the scene and rushed 10 Penn Cambria School District elementary school students, along with the bus driver and two passengers from Stoy’s car, to area hospitals for treatment.

Stoy was initially transported to Altoona Regional Hospital, where his severe injuries eventually proved fatal. Joseph Stoy’s brother John, 17, was in his car at the time and suffered moderate injuries. Another passenger, identified as 16-year-old Henry Spangler, suffered serious injuries in the bus crash.

According to Altoona Regional Health System officials, the accident victims were taken to either the Altoona Hospital campus or Bon Secours Hospital campus for treatment. Hospital officials reportedly treated 10 students for minor injuries and released them by 3:20 p.m.

Investigations into the fatal bus crash are expected to be underway.

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