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Officer dead after mid-April ATV crash

on April 27, 2013 10:50 AM

WINDBER (AP) — A southwestern Pennsylvania police officer has died from head injuries suffered in an off-duty all-terrain vehicle crash.

The Cambria County coroner said William Gephart, 43, died Thursday evening at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown, where he has been treated since the crash on April 13.

The (Somerset) Daily American reported that Gephart was an officer in Paint Township, near Windber.

Authorities said he was riding the ATV with his young son when they were thrown from the vehicle after sideswiping a tree near the family’s cottage in New Paris.

Gephart wasn’t wearing a helmet, but his son was, and the boy was treated for his injuries and released that night.

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