WESTMORELAND COUNTY, PA. (THECOUNT) — Robert Deemer, of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, has been identified as the victim in a Friday double-fatal vehicle crash in Westmoreland County. Gerald McGeary, of Seward, was also killed in the two-vehicle crash.

According to reports, Deemer was operating a Dodge Ram pickup truck near Laurel Ridge State Park in St. Clair Township, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and into opposing lanes around 3 p.m. Friday. The vehicle then came into head-on contact with a Chrysler 300 operated by 84-year-old McGeary.


Both men were pronounced dead of blunt force injuries at the scene.

Two other individuals were injured in the crash and were transported to area hospitals.

A GoFundMe was started for Deemer’s young son who was critically injured in the wreck.

Via GoFundMe:

Hi my name is Mark and I am fund raising for my daughter Nancy Fisher/Deemer and grandson. Robert was killed in a terrible car accident today and grandson is in Pittsburgh hospital with broken femor and ruptured spleen as far as we know right now. He did not have insurance to cover funeral and now will have travel expenses for her go between Johnstown and Pittsburgh plus recovery costs for her son. Any help at all would be truly appreciated at this time. Thanks for.reading and God bless you all.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Westmoreland County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. At the 2010 census, the population was 365,169. The county seat is Greensburg – Wikipedia.