Driver dead at scene of accident in S...

Driver dead at scene of accident in Somerset County

There are 24 comments on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette story from Sep 28, 2013, titled Driver dead at scene of accident in Somerset County. In it, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that:

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.

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Confused

Johnstown, PA

#1 Sep 28, 2013
I am from Confluence but I can not figure out where Koontz Drive is.. can any one help me. I left the area over 30 years ago.
turkeyfooter

Johnstown, PA

#2 Sep 28, 2013
I'm in the same boat as you. I am from Confluence and grew up there and moved out because of finding a job out of the area about 35 years ago. I still have family there that I visit and I can't place where Koontz Drive is either. It sounds as if it may be one of the little side alleys off of 281.. maybe.
Confluence Resident

Johnstown, PA

#3 Sep 28, 2013
It was at the beginning of the stretch heading out of town
turkeyfooter

Johnstown, PA

#4 Sep 29, 2013
Confluence Resident wrote:
It was at the beginning of the stretch heading out of town
Thank you for your reply. Is it the stretch going toward Ursina or the straight 'stretch' toward Harnedsville.

Anyway.. sympathy and prayers to his family and friends and prayers for the injured person and his family and friends too.
Doubt it

Acme, PA

#5 Sep 29, 2013
Going toward Ursina. I can't figure out how he lost control at the place where he did.
Confused

Johnstown, PA

#6 Sep 29, 2013
Thanks for the info.. I thought about that but still can't place a embankment to roll.. it's level in that area. the way the newspaper worded it I was thinking it went down over a hill then rolled onto it's roof.. hard to say how it happened to roll right now it's just tragic for the family to endure such heart ache regardless.. we should have compassion for those who are going through rough times no matter..somebody has lost a loved one...pray for them
Confused

Johnstown, PA

#7 Sep 29, 2013
Turkeyfooter.. newspaper said 281 which would be going toward Ursina .. Harnedsville I believe that stretch would be 523...Oden Street is actually Route 523.. Mae West is actually 281 also which leads to route 40 Hope this was some help :)
mama bear

Johnstown, PA

#8 Sep 29, 2013
you can see where he ran over the guardrail and went towards the river. up from where he hit there is a bank. looks to me like the car never tried to go around the curve.
turkeyfooter

Johnstown, PA

#9 Sep 30, 2013
Confused wrote:
Turkeyfooter.. newspaper said 281 which would be going toward Ursina .. Harnedsville I believe that stretch would be 523...Oden Street is actually Route 523.. Mae West is actually 281 also which leads to route 40 Hope this was some help :)
that is true, confused.. I keep forgetting that! Maybe I am 'confused'.:) Thanks for the posting.
turkeyfooter

Johnstown, PA

#10 Sep 30, 2013
I heard that he and someone else was racing on the stretch. In our day.. the fellas (some gals) would start at the Confluence end and race toward Ursina. Sounds as if they were starting at the Ursina end and going toward Confluence. There were some hot rods and daredevils back in our racing days.. and for the love and grace of God.. no one got killed.
confused

Johnstown, PA

#11 Sep 30, 2013
turkeyfooter wrote:
I heard that he and someone else was racing on the stretch. In our day.. the fellas (some gals) would start at the Confluence end and race toward Ursina. Sounds as if they were starting at the Ursina end and going toward Confluence. There were some hot rods and daredevils back in our racing days.. and for the love and grace of God.. no one got killed.
I recall those days also.. but not so sure if that's just a rumor or what.. I mean .. he was 59 and he was driving Ford Focus.. could it be that maybe he just got one of those just for ole times sake thoughts .. so idk...like always the rumors fly in confluence for sure.. just so sad
buck

Addison, PA

#12 Oct 3, 2013
ok u go out of town and u go under the underpass its the first driveway on your left
jelly

Johnstown, PA

#13 Oct 3, 2013
confused wrote:
<quoted text> I recall those days also.. but not so sure if that's just a rumor or what.. I mean .. he was 59 and he was driving Ford Focus.. could it be that maybe he just got one of those just for ole times sake thoughts .. so idk...like always the rumors fly in confluence for sure.. just so sad
possible heart attack before the crash.
confused

Johnstown, PA

#14 Oct 4, 2013
jelly wrote:
<quoted text>possible heart attack before the crash.
That thought crossed my mind.. bc there had been no reports in the newspaper of racing/drinking..so at this point it is all hear say and assumptions..so until the facts are in i'd rather not say anything ..continuing prayers for the family..God be with them
Anonymous

Du Bois, PA

#15 Nov 1, 2013
People are so pathetic, all they have to do is talk about one's family. Does it really matter if he was 59? I have seen older race, really though it doesnt matter. It took his life now we sit without a father and a husband, and a grandfather. But ill tell you it was due to racing, racing with a so called best friend that is nothing but a worthless coward that had to run from the scene, to afraid to face the consequences. That's okay though someday he will get his. And it also doesnt matter if it was a ford focus or a ford mustang who gives a shit! He didnt fail to make the turn, everybody is just too stupid to see the picture that there was some kind of foul play involved maybe not intentional but something went wrong. We will never get the answer's we deserve, because of ignorance. God know's and so does my Dad!!
Frank

Louisville, OH

#16 Nov 2, 2013
Was it a Mustang or a Focus?
Anonymous

Gallitzin, PA

#17 Nov 8, 2013
Well it is nice to see someone thinks my comment is nut's, must have been a family member of the other driver go figure. Well everyone is surely entitled to there own opinion, but im not gonna sit around and read pathetic bullshit about my father, and people think they know all that happened, of course no newspaper is gonna say the name of the other driver that he was racing with, why would they when he left the scene of the accident? It's a shame nothing will ever get done about the situation either, probably cause my DAD didnt have an important last name. Someday KARMA will take care of those that deserve to be taken care of. Until then we all suffer the loss of a Wonderful man that didnt even see what was coming to him. To Frank it was a focus, dont see why it mattered. I was trying to make a point in my last comment.
Mel

Turkey

#18 Nov 9, 2013
DADDYSGIRL28 wrote:
Well it is nice to see someone thinks my comment is nut's, must have been a family member of the other driver go figure. Well everyone is surely entitled to there own opinion, but im not gonna sit around and read pathetic bullshit about my father, and people think they know all that happened, of course no newspaper is gonna say the name of the other driver that he was racing with, why would they when he left the scene of the accident? It's a shame nothing will ever get done about the situation either, probably cause my DAD didnt have an important last name. Someday KARMA will take care of those that deserve to be taken care of. Until then we all suffer the loss of a Wonderful man that didnt even see what was coming to him. To Frank it was a focus, dont see why it mattered. I was trying to make a point in my last comment.
Let them talk hun .. My family was talked about too.. Called nutss and crazy.. They are all gonna talk anyways.. YOu know the truth and the ppl that left know what happend.. Thats something they have to deal with.. &#304;t must be hard for them to look in the mirror knowing they left and did not try to help now that nuts.. Most ppl with a sane mind would have stayed and try to help.. Hang in there.. Thier Judgment Day is coming too...
confused

Johnstown, PA

#19 Nov 10, 2013
DADDYSGIRL28 wrote:
People are so pathetic, all they have to do is talk about one's family. Does it really matter if he was 59? I have seen older race, really though it doesnt matter. It took his life now we sit without a father and a husband, and a grandfather. But ill tell you it was due to racing, racing with a so called best friend that is nothing but a worthless coward that had to run from the scene, to afraid to face the consequences. That's okay though someday he will get his. And it also doesnt matter if it was a ford focus or a ford mustang who gives a shit! He didnt fail to make the turn, everybody is just too stupid to see the picture that there was some kind of foul play involved maybe not intentional but something went wrong. We will never get the answer's we deserve, because of ignorance. God know's and so does my Dad!!
I agree it really dosen't matter about his age .. what kind of car he was driving ..I was just saying that I had my doubts because of that is just not so common nothing more.. my thoughts and prayers are still with just don't let your heart become hardened to people some do care and you have my heart goes out to you..and no I am not connected to the other family none what so whatever.. Let me tell you first hand they have nothing to hold there heads up high about either. Never have..you had a good dad...sincere apology if I offened you.. that was not my intention..
confused

Johnstown, PA

#20 Nov 10, 2013
Frank wrote:
Was it a Mustang or a Focus?
Frank your not the least bit funny..

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