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David C. Chill Car Accident: New Castle Man, David C. Chill Killed In Hermitage Car Crash

David C. Chill Car Accident: New Castle Man, David C. Chill Killed In Hermitage Car Crash

David C. Chill, 75, of New Castle, lost his life in a horrific three-vehicle accident on South Hermitage Road on Tuesday. The identify of the deceased was verified by the office of Mercer County Coroner John Libonati.

According to Libonati in a news release, the reason for the delay in publishing Chill’s name was the need to find his next of kin, who lives out of state.

According to Hermitage police, the collision happened at the intersection of Hann Hill Road and South Hermitage Road at approximately 5:17 p.m.

Chill was driving south when he suddenly had a “cardiac event,” which caused his car to cross the center line of the road.

Authorities claim that his death occurred prior to the crash. When Chill’s car moved into the northbound lane, it struck Transfer’s Bryan Rogers, 47.

A secondary incident occurred when the impact pushed Rogers’ car into the path of another northbound vehicle being driven by Mercer resident Daniel Wetzel, 33.

Daniel Wetzel was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital to receive treatment for minor injuries, while Bryan Rogers was airlifted to a regional trauma center after suffering serious injuries.

Chill died, according to Coroner Libonati, after what seemed to be a heart attack prior to the collision.

First responders blocked down the route from Hann Hill Road to Longview Road for several hours following the tragedy.

This made it possible for them to care for the injured and carry out a comprehensive inquiry into the accident’s causes.