Names of 3 men killed after boat ran aground released

August 21, 2016 GMT

RIMERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Authorities have released the names of three men who died after a boat ran aground and overturned on the Allegheny River in western Pennsylvania.

Officials in Clarion County, Pennsylvania, said the 21-foot boat apparently ran onto the riverbank at about 1:30 a.m. Saturday below Phillipston.

Coroner Terry Shaffer identified the men as 62-year-old Timothy Jones, of Tarentum; 48-year-old Joe Wrbas, of Butler; and 34-year-old Chad Wilson, of Prospect.

He said autopsies on the victims are planned for Monday at the Erie County coroner’s office.

Officials said a man in his 70s found pinned underneath the boat was flown to a hospital in Pittsburgh, where his condition wasn’t immediately available.


Waterways conservation officer Gregory Pochron, of the Fish and Boat Commission, said the crash is under investigation.