Police identify 71-year-old man killed in Fulton County, Pa., crash

March 08, 2011

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. — A Harrisonville, Pa., man was killed when his station wagon collided with a pickup truck Tuesday morning at the intersection of Rock Hill Road and Pa. 522 in Fulton County, Pennsylvania State Police said.

Charles Emory Sipes, 71, of 11380 Pleasant Ridge Road in Harrisonville, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a state police news release.

Troopers said Sipes was driving a 1989 Dodge station wagon south on Pa. 522 at about 6:15 a.m., when a 2004 Chevrolet 1500 driven by Aaron Russell Shives, 22, pulled into the intersection from Rock Hill Road, troopers said.

Shives, who suffered moderate injuries, was taken to Altoona (Pa.) Regional Health System, state police said.

Shives, of 580 Strawberry Ridge Road in McConnellsburg, was not listed as a patient there Tuesday afternoon, a hospital spokeswoman said.

An autopsy is scheduled for today to determine Sipes' cause of death, according to the release.

Police said neither man was wearing a seat belt.

The Fulton County coroner, McConnellsburg Fire and EMS, McConnellsburg Fire-Police and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation were among the agencies that assisted at the scene.

This was the second deadly crash in three days in Fulton County. Amanda Starr Willey, 30, of Needmore, Pa., was killed Sunday in a one-vehicle crash on Pa. 643 in Brush Creek Township.

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