DONEGAL, Pa. - Emergency crews were called to a fatal accident on Route 31 in Westmoreland County early Wednesday.
Investigators said the accident happened about 3 a.m. in Donegal Township.
Police said 22-year-old Ralph Skovira’s car crossed the center line, went off the road, hit a tree and caught fire.
Skovira, who was a volunteer firefighter, was pronounced dead at the scene, officials said.
Authorities said Skovira’s friends and fellow firefighters were the first ones on the scene.
Robert Fry said Skivora became a firefighter when he was 16.
“He was always smiling. He was a big part of our family,” Fry said.
Route 31 was closed two miles west of the turnpike for most of Wednesday morning.
Volunteer firefighter, 22, killed in accident along Route 31 in Westmoreland Co.
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