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Man dies in one-car accident

March 02, 1998

Man dies in one-car accident

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - A McConnellsburg man was killed early Monday in a one-vehicle accident in Belfast Township, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

James E. Mellott Jr., 21, was pronounced dead at the scene of the 12:15 a.m. crash by Fulton County Coroner Denny Buterbaugh, according to the report. Trooper Greg Edgin's report said Mellott was not wearing a seat belt.

The report said Mellott was traveling north on Timber Ridge Road about two miles south of U.S. 522 when his Pontiac T-1000 ran off the road and struck several trees.

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The report did not indicate any cause for the accident.

The Needmore Volunteer Fire Co. assisted at the scene, police said.

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