PA Dad Of 7, Tattoo Artist Drowns Tubing, Family Says PA Dad Of 7, Tattoo Artist Drowns Tubing, Family Says
PA Dad Of 7, Tattoo Artist Drowns Tubing, Family Says For at least the second time this month, a man has died while tubing in the Lehigh Valley, according to the Lehigh County Coroner's Office. This time it was a father of seven children, a family friend told Daily Voice.  Antwan D. Daring, 35, of Bethlehem, drowned in the Lehigh River near Waterfront Drive in Allentown on Monday afternoon, July 15, officials said. He was recovered by city firefighters and pronounced dead at St. Luke's Hospital, according to the coroner.  Daring's death was ruled an accident, officials added. Friends and loved ones posted tributes in Daring's memory…
Sprint Car Racer Killed In Motorcycle Crash: York Coroner Sprint Car Racer Killed In Motorcycle Crash: York Coroner
Sprint Car Racer Killed In Motorcycle Crash: York Coroner A 19-year-old sprint car racer has died in a crash — off of the speedway, officials announced on Monday, July 15.  Riley Emig of the 300 block of Protectory Road, Abbottstown, has died following a motorcycle crash into a pick-up truck towing a trailer, according to a release by the York County Coroner's Office. Riley was "traveling at a high rate of speed when he struck an F150 pick-up truck that had been pulling a trailer," as stated in the coroner's release. He was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.  The crash happened when the Ford F-150 turned from Beaver Cr…
Tony Voce, First Philly Native To Star For Flyers Organization, Dies At 43 Tony Voce, First Philly Native To Star For Flyers Organization, Dies At 43
Tony Voce, First Philly Native To Star For Flyers Organization, Dies At 43 Tony Voce, the first Philadelphia native to play in the Flyers organization, died suddenly Monday, July 8, following an esteemed career representing his hometown franchise for years. The Lehigh Valley Phantoms announced Voce's death, noting he was a former Calder Cup Champion and running down his impressive and historic career. A cause of death was not made public. We are incredibly saddened to share the news of the passing of our dear friend, coach, and mentor Tony Voce. Your... Posted by Philadelphia Flyers Warriors on Monday, July 8, 2024 "We are incredibly saddened to sha…
Fundraiser Launched For Family Of PA Firefighter Fundraiser Launched For Family Of PA Firefighter
Fund Launched For Family Of Firefighter John Bruetsch A Pennsylvania firefighter of over 50 years has died, according to his family and friends. John Bruetsch, 65, a New Cumberland native living in Enola, passed away on June 9, his sister Karen Blazina announced on Facebook. In her post she wrote the following: "Today I lost my younger brother. Unexpected that the man, the husband, the father, the grandfather, the brother, the uncle, the fireman, the PIO for Cumberland County answered his last call on earth. He is loved and will be missed. You fought a great fight John Bruetsch ....peace." He passed away at  Penn State Holy Spirit Hospit…
Master Carpenter Dies Sudden In Central PA, Family Says Master Carpenter Dies Sudden In Central PA, Family Says
Master Carpenter Dies Sudden In Central PA, Family Says A master carpenter has died suddenly for an unknown reason his family explained in a GoFundMe campaign launched on July 3.  Matthew “Matt” Aaron Clinton, 54 of York, passed away on July 2, according to his obituary.  "Details of his death are unknown, but at this time, we know that he passed peacefully in his sleep at his home in Columbia," his ex-wife Jane Calcina-Clinton wrote on a GoFundMe launched to help their two sons.  Matt attended West York High School and York VoTech, going on to become a master carpenter, according to his obituary. "His brilliance and artistic…
PA Math Teacher, Softball Coach Stephanie Smith Dies, 32 PA Math Teacher, Softball Coach Stephanie Smith Dies, 32
PA Math Teacher, Softball Coach Stephanie Smith Dies, 32 A 32-year-old Manheim Central math teacher and softball coach has died, according to her obituary. Stephanie E. Smith, 32 of Lititz, passed away at home on Tuesday, June 25, 2024, according to her obituary. She graduated from Bermudian Springs High School and Millersville University, before she became a beloved high school math teacher, as detailed in her obituary. For fun she cooked, she enjoyed "art, music, movies, ice cream, flowers, sharks, and the color blue," as stated in her obituary. She is survived by her husband of four years, Nicholas "Nick" C. Barlieb, according to social medi…
PA Woman Who Died At National Park Was Traveling Nurse With 'Zest For Life,' Fund Says PA Woman Who Died At National Park Was Traveling Nurse With 'Zest For Life,' Fund Says
PA Woman Who Died At National Park Was Traveling Nurse With 'Zest For Life,' Fund Says Gillian Tones of North Apollo was identified as the Pennsylvania woman who drowned at Glacier National Park in Montana over the weekend. She was 26.  Nations Parks Service officials said Tones slipped and fell into the water above St. Mary Falls on Sunday afternoon, June 23.  Witnesses said bystanders pulled her from the water after she was washed over the falls. She never regained consciousness and was pronounced dead at 7 p.m., according to park rangers.  According to her obituary from Curran Funeral Home, Tones was a 2015 graduate of Apollo-Ridge High Schoo…
Airborne 21-Year-Old Killed In 4 Vehicle Crash: PA State Police Airborne 21-Year-Old Killed In 4 Vehicle Crash: PA State Police
Airborne 21-Year-Old Killed In 4 Vehicle Crash: PA State Police A 21-year-old man was killed in a four-vehicle crash on Route 30 on June 17, the Pennsylvania State Police announced in a release the following Monday. Shortly after the crash, Preston Mowery, of Ephrata, was found seatbelted but unresponsive in the driver’s seat of a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu along the side of Route 30/Lincoln Highway around 7 a.m. on Monday, according to the Lancaster County Coroner’s Office and the Pennsylvania State Police.  Three other vehicles were involved: a tractor-trailer, a Tesla, and another sedan—  all only drivers in the vehicles, according to the PSP re…
MD Dad, Business Owner ID'd After Fatal PA Motorcycle Crash: Coroner MD Dad, Business Owner ID'd After Fatal PA Motorcycle Crash: Coroner
MD Dad, Business Owner ID'd After Fatal PA Motorcycle Crash: Coroner A 48-year-old Maryland man died at the scene of a crash in Pennsylvania, authorities said on Thursday, June 13.  Andrew "Andy" Adelsberger, 48 of Boonsboro, MD, had an accidental death due to multiple blunt force injuries, according to the Adams County Coroner's Office. Andy was wearing a helmet when he lost control of his motorcycle on PA Route 116/Fairfield Road westbound near Valley View Trail, according to Carroll Valley police. The motorcycle went on to strike a tree approximately 10 feet from the side of the highway around 6:20 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12, authorities detailed.  Rt. 1…
PA ATV Crash Kills 22-Year-Old NJ Woman: State Police PA ATV Crash Kills 22-Year-Old NJ Woman: State Police
PA ATV Crash Kills 22-Year-Old NJ Woman: State Police A 22-year-old woman died at the scene of an all-terrain vehicle crash on Sunday, Pennsylvania State Police in Gettysburg announced the following day. Evelyn Pineda Guadron, of Hightstown, New Jersey, was riding the Yamaha YFM7RAL ATV in the 400 block of Birch Run Road in Menallen Township near the Michaux State Forest in Shippensburg.  She lost control  of the ATV around 6 p.m. on June 9, PSP detailed in the release That's when she fell off “due to the decrease in elevation just off the roadway," as stated in the release. But the ATV kept g…
PA Dad Who Died Days After Crash Was Organ Donor, Friends Say PA Dad Who Died Days After Crash Was Organ Donor, Friends Say
PA Dad Who Died Days After Crash Was Organ Donor, Friends Say A Berks County dad has died days after a motorcycle crash, the Northern York County Regional Police announced on Wednesday.  Nicholas "Nick" Street, 33 of Mohnton, died at WellSpan York Hospital at 2:05 a.m. on Wednesday, June 4 from injuries he suffered following a motorcycle, the NYCRPD detailed. "He was riding a 2003 Harley-Davidson motorcycle when he struck a bridge," the police stated in the release.  The crash happened on Kitzmiller Road at Pentland Road in Manheim Township on Sunday, June 2, according to the police. Anyone with information about the crash may contact pol…
High School Student Killed In ATV Crash, Pennsylvania State Police Say High School Student Killed In ATV Crash, Pennsylvania State Police Say
High School Student Killed In ATV Crash, Pennsylvania State Police Say An all-terrain vehicle rollover crash has led to the death of a Pequea Valley High School student.  Tyler Yoder, 18 of Narvon previously of Rohrerstown and Lancaster, passed away following the ATV crash in the 5800 block of Northeimer Road in Salisbury Township, according to Pennsylvania State Police. That crash happened around 8:41 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, PSP explained in a release. State police continue to investigate this deadly crash but they have explained that "The victim was operating an all-terrain vehicle in a field when the vehicle flipped. The victim was partially ej…
PA Firefighter Dies On Wife's 30th Birthday: 'I Will Never Recover From This' PA Firefighter Dies On Wife's 30th Birthday: 'I Will Never Recover From This'
PA Firefighter Dies On Wife's 30th Birthday: 'I Will Never Recover From This' This next decade was supposed to be the best one yet for Rachel Kay. The Bucks County resident had married the love of her life, Joe Kay, who honored her in part with a Facebook post on her birthday, June 1. UPDATE: Slain Firefighter Was Passenger In Unregistered UTV That Crash During Pursuit, Bucks DA Says Bu t Joe Kay, a member of the Plumstead Fire Department and sprint racer, died later that day. Not much is known about Kay's death, only that it came as a total shock to all who knew him, especially his wife. "My sweet, full of life, perfect husband passed away in an accident…
Pennsylvania Police Chief, Dies Less Than 1 Month After Promotion Pennsylvania Police Chief, Dies Less Than 1 Month After Promotion
Pennsylvania Police Chief, Dies Less Than 1 Month After Promotion Less than one month after he was sworn in Greencastle Police Department Chief, Keith Russell has died, according to a release by the department on Saturday, June 6. Chief Russell passed away from an "off duty medical death," according to the Greencastle PD. No additional information about his death was available at the time of publishing.  He had only been sworn in as chief on May 6, 2024, the department explained. The promotion came after 23 years of police service. Russell was also a U.S. Navy Gulf War Veteran.  Funeral arrangements have not been released.  "Please …
Temple University Alumna Killed In York County Crash 1 Minute From Home Temple University Alumna Killed In York County Crash 1 Minute From Home
Temple University Alumna Killed In York County Crash 1 Minute From Home A Temple University Art Institute alumna has died following a crash on the way home from work, her family explained on social media. Libby Spangler, 35 of the 700 block of Stonewood Road, Springettsbury Township, has been identified as the driver who crashed into a utility pole at the intersection of Stonewood and Trowbridge roads on Friday, according to an updated release by the York County Coroner's office on May 28.  Google Maps shows the location was approximately one minute or .6 miles from her home.  Libby was not wearing her seatbelt at the time of the crash but she was fo…
Longtime PA Girl Scout Volunteer Dies Of Cancers 5 Days After Diagnoses Longtime PA Girl Scout Volunteer Dies Of Cancers 5 Days After Diagnoses
Longtime PA Girl Scout Volunteer Dies Of Cancers 5 Days After Diagnoses A mom of two of her own children but scout mom to hundreds, has died following a short battle with cancers, her family told Daily Voice shortly after her passing. Stephanie J. (Porter) Pikora, 61 originally of Dudley, Mass. but more recently of Harrisburg, PA, passed away just after 3 a.m. on Thursday, May 16, 2024. She was the youngest of five children born to Lorraine (Bonnette) and Lawrence Porter in Webster, MA on Oct. 14, 1962. It wasn't long before she first met the love of her life and future husband Dennis. When he was 6-years-old he couldn't recall the address of his new home on t…
Construction Worker, Union Member Killed On Pennsylvania Jobsite Construction Worker, Union Member Killed On Pennsylvania Jobsite
Construction Worker, Union Member Killed On Pennsylvania Jobsite Union colleagues are passing the hat for Matthew Holloran, who died on a job site last Wednesday, May 8.  "Matt passed away while working on a construction site in West Philadelphia," wrote fellow Insulators Union member Maria Pfrommer on GoFundMe.  "This is a tragedy that hits too close to home, a stark reminder of the dangers our brothers and sisters face every day on construction sites nationwide and just how short life is." A spokesperson for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Holloran's death is under investigation.  Holloran, 49, of Glenm…
Toddler Identified After Drowning In Neighbor's Central PA Pool (UPDATE) Toddler Identified After Drowning In Neighbor's Central PA Pool (UPDATE)
Toddler Identified After Drowning In Neighbor's Central PA Pool (Update) The identity of a 3-year-old boy who wandered into a neighbor's pool around noon on a Sunday earlier this month has been released by his family.  Pujan Chouhan is believed to have "walked away from his home on Wheatland Ave. unbeknownst to his family, and within a short amount of time had made his way onto a nearby residential property where the pool was located," East Hempfield Township Police investigators said.  He was found in a neighbor's backyard pool, in the 1720 block of Wheatland Avenue, at 12:08 p.m. on May 5, the police and the coroner detailed in their separa…
Dirt Biking Dad Killed In Swatara Township Crash: Officials Dirt Biking Dad Killed In Swatara Township Crash: Officials
Dirt Biking Dad Killed In Swatara Township Crash: Officials A 29-year-old husband and father of an infant died at the scene of a dirt bike crash in Central Pennsylvania on Sunday, officials told Daily Voice on Monday, April 22.  Cristian Brito-Bruno of Highspire was ejected from his dirt bike after striking a car at the intersection on Essex Street between Main and Monroe streets, the Dauphin County Coroner’s Office explained. Brito-Bruno had been going east on Poplar Alley when he collided with the car heading north on Essex Street, according to Swatara Township police. Along with the police and later the coroner, the Swatara Fire-Rescue…
24-Year-Old Pennsylvania Professional Baseball Player Killed In Crash: Officials 24-Year-Old Pennsylvania Professional Baseball Player Killed In Crash: Officials
24-Year-Old Pennsylvania Professional Baseball Player Killed In Crash: Officials A professional minor league baseball player died in a motorcycle crash last week numerous organizations confirmed on Monday, April 22. Ronny Garcia, a 24-year-old pitcher had recently signed to play for the Class AA team York Revolution before a motorcycle crash in Samana, Dominic Republic on Saturday, Hector Gomez Major League Baseball Insider reported, on Saturday, April 20. He noted that his father was also killed in the crash. Garcia was an international prospect who signed with the Houston Astros' farm system as a pitcher in 2016, playing on the minor league team from 2017 to 2023. …
Dover HS Senior Takes His Life Less Than 2 Weeks Before 18th Birthday Dover HS Senior Takes His Life Less Than 2 Weeks Before 18th Birthday
Dover HS Senior Takes His Life Less Than 2 Weeks Before 18th Birthday A beloved 17-year-old high school senior took his life just 12 days before his birthday, and now his community is rallying to support his family.  Jamari Robb of Dover passed away on Monday, April 15, 2024, he would have turned 18 on April 28, according to social media.  One of his community members posted the following in part:  "All of our hearts are broken. We lost a great person, friend, brother, and son this week [...] Jamari Robb will live on forever here at Dover and where we travel he will remain in our hearts." Jamari was a member of the school's track team, ac…
PA Native And NFL Hopeful Amitral 'AJ' Simon Dies Week Before Draft PA Native And NFL Hopeful Amitral 'AJ' Simon Dies Week Before Draft
PA Native And NFL Hopeful Amitral 'AJ' Simon Dies Week Before Draft Amitral "AJ" Simon, a Tobyhanna native and NFL prospect, died Tuesday, April 16, just one week before the 2024 draft, according to loved ones on GoFundMe. He was 25. "Our family lost a piece of our heart that will forever be missed," wrote campaign organizers.  "AJ was an amazing son, brother, uncle, teammate, friend, and inspiration to many. He was a star on and off the field with an immense impact on the youth and community." Loved ones said he was "at the pinnacle of his football career" and had hopes of playing professionally.  Simon was a defensive lineman for the Universit…
Deer Crashes Through Windshield Killing Mom From NJ On I-276 In PA: State Police Deer Crashes Through Windshield Killing Mom From NJ On I-276 In PA: State Police
Deer Crashes Through Windshield Killing Mom From NJ On I-276 In PA: State Police Molly Dowd, 43-year-old New Jersey mother, died Monday, April 1, the day after a deer jumped through the windshield of the car she was riding in on a Pennsylvania highway, according to her PA State Police and her obituary on the Dangler Funeral Home website. Dowd was a passenger in the vehicle operated by Michael Bird on I-276 east when a deer crossed the westbound lanes, jumped over the center concrete barrier and onto the hood of the vehicle at 6:25 p.m. March 31 in Lower Southampton, Pennsylvania State Police said in a news release. The deer came crashing through the windshield, seriousl…
Fiery Crash Kills Chambersburg Native 24-Year-Old In Central PA, State Police Say Fiery Crash Kills Chambersburg Native 24-Year-Old In Central PA, State Police Say
Chambersburg, Mason Kelley, Dies In Carlisle Crash A 24-year-old man died at the scene of a crash in Central Pennsylvania, State Police announced on Monday, April 8. Mason Allen Kelley originally of Chambersburg most recently of Carlisle, was heading west on East Old York Road near Lerew Road in Carlisle when he left his lane for an unknown reason at 12:21 a.m. on April 6, the state police detailed in the release. Kelley exited the right-hand lane, and entered into the eastbound lane before leaving the roadway entirely, striking a tree head-on, and becoming engulfed in flames, according to PSP. Citizens Fire Company, Yellow Breeches EMS, C…
Central PA Police Horse Featured In Children's Book Killed Central PA Police Horse Featured In Children's Book Killed
Central PA Police Horse Featured In Children's Book Killed A beloved police horse featured in numerous magazines and a children's book, has died from Cushing's Disease, the Lancaster City Bureau of Police announced on Monday, April 8. The Lancaster Mounted Police Horse, Liam, was a Clydesdale Hackney Cross born in Toronto in 2001, where he worked as a carriage horse before financial constraints lead the previous caretaker to part ways. Liam joined the force in 2005 and was paired with Officer Eric Lukacs in 2007 through his retirement on April 29th, 2023.  Officer Eric Lukacs and his partner, mounted police force horse, Liam. Lancaster Bu…
Fraternity VP From NJ Found Dead On Bucknell Campus Remembered By Campaign Fraternity VP From NJ Found Dead On Bucknell Campus Remembered By Campaign
Fraternity VP From NJ Found Dead On Bucknell Campus Remembered By Campaign Services have been finalized for Christian Samay, a New Jersey native, who died while attending Bucknell University on Saturday, March 30 at 22 years old, as previously reported by Daily Voice. Samay, a political science major, was active in the Phi Gama Delta fraternity where he was elected vice president and treasurer his junior year, according to his obituary on the Norma Dean Funeral Home website. In the summers, he worked as an investment banker, his obit says.  Growing up in Mountain Lakes, Christian played lacrosse and soccer: "He was the consummate team player, a loya…
PA Mom Who Died After Crash Was '5-Foot Woman With Giant Personality,' Daughter Says PA Mom Who Died After Crash Was '5-Foot Woman With Giant Personality,' Daughter Says
PA Mom Who Died After Crash Was '5-Foot Woman With Giant Personality,' Daughter Says Iris Crystal Mercado, an Allentown mother, and New Jersey native, died from injuries sustained in a car crash on Sunday, March 31, authorities said. She was 37.  Mercado, called Crystal by friends and loved ones, was hospitalized after a wreck on Route 22 in South Whitehall on Feb. 3, state police have said.  Her daughter Ciara Rodriguez said Mercado was "a 5-foot woman with the personality of a giant." "My mother loved being around friends and family and just enjoying being outside," Rodriguez told Daily Voice.  "She was great at whatever she learned and put her mind …
Carlisle Mom Of 3 Killed Wished Family, Friends Happy Easter In Facebook Post Before Crash Carlisle Mom Of 3 Killed Wished Family, Friends Happy Easter In Facebook Post Before Crash
Carlisle Mom Of 3 Killed Wished Family, Friends Happy Easter In Facebook Post Before Crash A 38-year-old mom of three has died following a three-vehicle crash in Lancaster County on Saturday, Pennsylvania State Police announced on Monday, April 1 and her family detailed on social media. Jazmin Dietrich of York died at Reading Hospital the same day as the crash, according to state police in Lancaster. The crash happened on PA Route 222 North just north of Dry Tavern Road in Brecknock Township at 8:33 a.m. on March 30, investigating Trooper Joshua Mease detailed in the release. Jazmin was wearing a seatbelt in front passenger's seat of a BMW driven by 51-year-old William De La Cru…
Community Rallies For 2 Families After 5 Killed In PA House Fires Community Rallies For 2 Families After 5 Killed In PA House Fires
Community Rallies For 2 Families After 5 Killed In PA House Fires Friends, family, and neighbors have rallied to help a mom and her two surviving children after her fiance and four of her children were killed in a massive house fire in Western Pennsylvania early Wednesday morning. A 27-year-old dad, Tyler J. King; his children Kyson John, 7; Kinzleigh John, 6; Keagan John, 3; and 1-month-old Korbyn John were found dead in their home in the 400 block of Guy Street in Jeanette just after midnight on March 20, officials explained and Daily Voice previously reported.  The mom, Miranda John, and two other young children, Kaiden and Kash, we…
Teen Girl Killed By DUI Dad In Central PA Crash, Authorities Teen Girl Killed By DUI Dad In Central PA Crash, Authorities
Teen Girl Killed By DUI Dad In Central PA Crash, Authorities A 37-year-old dad is behind bars approximately two and a half years after he caused a crash that killed a teenage passenger in his vehicle, the Lancaster County District Attorney's Office announced on Friday, March 1.  Jeremy Leonard of the first block of South Belmont Road in Paradise, was on schedule 1 drugs when he crashed a blue Honda Civic into a tree in the first block of Corner Ketch Road in Paradise Township at approximately 8:16 p.m. on July 13, 2021 — killing Kamryn Darlene Elwood, authorities detailed in several releases over the years since the crash.  …
PA Child Rapist Who Hid Ex-GF's Daughter's Body In Freezer Sentenced: DA PA Child Rapist Who Hid Ex-GF's Daughter's Body In Freezer Sentenced: DA
PA Child Rapist Who Hid Ex-GF's Daughter's Body In Freezer Sentenced: DA A 40-year-old registered sex offender has admitted to raping his ex-girlfriend and her daughter before killing the 12-year-old and hiding her body in a freezer, the Lancaster County District Attorney's Office announced on Friday, March. 1.  Jason Shackelford, of the 500 block of Avenue H in Columbia, PA, "admitted guilt on charges of first-degree murder, rape of a child, two counts of rape, three counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, four counts of sexual assault, and strangulation," the DA stated in the release.  Elaina Smith of Columbia Borough was raped, strang…