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September 13, 2010

Weekend accidents fatal for Pennsylvania men; others injured on Interstate 68

— CUMBERLAND — Two Pennsylvania men were killed and two additional victims were injured in separate traffic accidents in the regionover the weekend.

Trever Guyer, 22, of Bedford died Friday night after reportedly losing control of his vehicle while traveling south on U.S. Route 220 in Bedford County.

A Pennsylvania State Police report said Guyer was driving his 2007 Ford Focus south at about 11:22 p.m. when he entered the northbound lane of U.S. Route 220, then crossed back over the southbound lane.

Police said Guyer’s vehicle then left the right side of the roadway and continued in a southwesterly direction, striking two businesses and overturning several times.

The car came to a rest when it struck a tree, police said.

State troopers were assisted by Allegany County volunteers from the Bedford Road Volunteer Fire Company and Bowman’s Addition ambulance.

In the second crash, Pennsylvania State Police said Gary Gaydis, 53, of Stoystown suffered fatal injuries after losing control of his motorcycle Saturday evening on state Route 30.

Gaydis was operating a 2006 Harley Davidson Road King east near Slagle Hill Road shortly after 8 p.m. when, according to police, he lost control of the motorcycle and left the roadway, striking a tree.

Gaydis was pronounced dead at the scene by Somerset County Coroner Wallace Miller.

Late Sunday afternoon, two people were injured when the driver lost control of his pickup on Interstate 68 eastbound near Street Road, according to Maryland State Police.

Michael Sisler II was driving eastbound when the Chevrolet pickup struck the guardrail and traveled over an embankment. Both Sisler and a rear seat passenger, Marc Burns, were taken to the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center by Flintstone Volunteer Fire Department ambulance. Their conditions were not available late Sunday.

A third passenger, Michael Sisler, was treated at the scene by medical personnel. Initial reports indicated that Burns was ejected and pinned beneath the vehicle and Sisler II was trapped in the truck.

Fire and rescue units from Flintstone, Baltimore Pike and the Cumberland Fire Department responded to the 5:50 p.m. accident along with Trooper 5, the Maryland State Police medevac helicopter.

The eastbound lanes of the interstate were closed for about two hours while a state police accident reconstruction team investigated.

Police charged Sisler II with negligent driving.

The Allegany County Bureau of Police and Cumberland Police Department also assisted with traffic control.

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