Fairview man in fatal steamroller accident

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UPDATE 9/13/2017:  We originally reported the victim’s name as John.  We are very sorry for the error, there was a typo. on the police report.  It was, in fact, Joshua Ritchie who passed away in this incident.  All our best, still, to friends and family.  We are sorry for your loss.

State Police are investigating a deadly accident involving a steamroller.

It reportedly happened sometime between 10am and 11:30am.  Troopers responded to the 500 block of Lord Road in Fairview Township.

Investigators say 34 year old Josh Ritchie of Fairview was operating a steamroller when it rolled over on top of him.  

Ritchie was taken to UPMC Hamot where he died of his injuries.


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