A woman from Gipsy was killed in a car crash in Cambria County on New Year’s Day.
Reports say that 40-year-old Veronica Martel was driving north on Carroll Road around 7:00 AM on Tuesday when she failed to negotiate a curve in the road. The SUV veered off the side of the road and hit an embankment, causing the vehicle to roll over and throw Martel from the car. Police say that Martel was not wearing her seat belt.
Martel was pronounced dead at the scene. Cambria County Coroner Jeffrey Lees says speed was likely a factor in the crash. The cause of death was blunt force trauma to the chest, and Lees ruled the death accidental.