Ebensburg, PA Five Die In Auto Crash, Mar 1975


Ebensburg, Pa. (UPI) - Five persons
including an infant girl who was stillborn, were killed in a weekend
crash near Ebensburg, Pa., involving a car fleeing police.
State Police identified the dead as HENRY JAMES HIRSCH, 27, Indiana, Pa.; his wife, MARY FRANCES, 24; a one-year-old daughter, RENEE LYNN; and JOHN FORESTER, 48, of South Hackensack, N.J.
Officers said MRS. HIRSCH was seven and one-half months pregnant. She died at Johnstown Memorial Hospital, where her infant girl was stillborn. Police said the still birth was a result of the accident.
Investigating officers said FORESTER was riding in a car driven by JOHN ANTHONY TAYLOR, 28, of Mt. Lake, N.J., who police chased Sunday night when he went through a radar trap on Route 22, about one mile east of Ebensburg in Western Pennsylvania.
State Police said when the pursuing officers came over a hill they found that TAYLOR'S car had crashed into the westbound HIRSCH automobile.
TAYLOR was reported in critical condition in the Johnstown Hospital. HIRSCH'S three-year-old daughter was listed in fair condition.
In another fatal accident, a Crawford County man was killed Sunday when his car struck a bridge abutment on Route 89 in Venango Twp., about 19 miles south of Erie.
State Police said ANTHONY JAGTA, 33, of Cambridge Springs, died in Union City Hospital about an hour after the accident.
RODNEY LITTLEFIELD, 23, Tiona, Warren County, also died Sunday after his car went out of control on U.S. 6, about a mile east of Warren in northwestern Pennsylvania.
A passenger, RANDALL CHRISTENSEN, 22, Clarendon, Warren County, was admitted to Warren General Hospital in serious condition with multiple injuries.

Daily Courier Connellsville Pennsylvania 1975-03-31