McKean, PA – Christine Rothman Killed in Fatal Car Accident on I-79

McKean, PA – Christine Rothman Killed in Fatal Car Accident on I-79

McKean, PA (March 25, 2021) – Around 1:20 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, March 24, a woman was killed in a fatal car accident in McKean.

According to Pennsylvania State Police, the accident happened in the northbound lanes of I-79 around the area of the McKean exit. A 75-year-old man was driving in the area when he lost control of his vehicle due to reasons that are not yet known. He tried to correct his position but ran off the side of the road, rolling down an embankment.

Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were present at the scene. A 62-year-old female passenger identified as Christine Rothman was found unresponsive at the scene. She was tragically pronounced deceased.

The driver of the vehicle was taken to the hospital with a variety of minor injuries.

The roadway was blocked in the area of the accident for a period of time.

No further details have been released but the investigation remains ongoing at this time.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

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Disclaimer: As a well-respected member of the community, we at Edelstein, Martin & Nelson strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who drives on our roads and highways. We are always saddened by these accidents but hope that, through awareness members of our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos depicted in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene.