A 29-year-old Clymer man died in a one-vehicle crash on Route 156 just past Gobblers Run Road near South Bend Township in Armstrong County today just before 2 a.m.
David William Brown was traveling west in a 2008 Nissan Altima when it hit the guardrails and traveled approximately 300 feet until it came to rest. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Armstrong County Coroner Brian K. Myers. Brown was not wearing a seatbelt and speed is considered to be a factor, Myers reported. The cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head and chest. The manner of death was accidental. Toxicology results will not be available for several weeks, Myers said.
The coroner’s office was assisted at the scene by Pennsylvania State Police in Kittanning, the Elderton fire department and Citizens’ Ambulance Service.