Officials identify man killed in Route 453 crash

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UPDATE 1/22/20 9:45 AM — Officials have released the identity of the man killed in Tuesday’s crash.

The man has been identified as James Tschundy, 63, of Mount Union.

Tschundy was a passenger with his son in an SUV when it was struck by a southbound tractor trailer, sending the vehicle over an embankment, according to Blair County Coroner, Patty Ross.


UPDATE 1/21/20 5:15 PM — According to the Blair County Coroner’s office, one male has died as a result of the crash.

No other information was given at this time.


TYRONE, Pa. (WTAJ) — A multi-vehicle crash has left Route 453 closed going both directions in Tyrone, heading towards Huntingdon.

Crews were called out early this afternoon, but there is currently no report on how long the road may be closed.

Currently, no injuries have been reported, nor how many were involved in the crash.

According to 511PA the closure is between Hundred Springs Road and Quarry Road.

You’re advised to find a different way and to use caution if you’re driving in the area.

We have a crew headed to the scene and we’ll continue to update as information becomes available.

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