10 - 29 - 2013 Newton-Hamilton man dies from injuries in car crash
[LS] State Police has issued a report that 83-y/o Howard K. Sowers of Newton-Hamilton, who was injured in a Oct. 23 car crash, has died. Sowers was being treated at a Pittsburgh hosiptal for injuries he suffered in that crash & was pronounced dead just after 4:20pm. The crash, according to police reports, took place on Kistler Road, Mount Union, occurred after Sowers pulled out from a stop sign into the path of 37-y/o Josie J. Atherton, of Mount Union. Sowers' car was pushed into a ditch and Atherton's car went across the road and came to rest next to the road. Sowers had to be extracted from his vehicle and was transported to Altoona Hospital. Atherton and her passengers, both minors, were wearing their seat belts and were not injured. Sowers was not wearing a seat belt.