New Kensington woman fatally injured in Armstrong County accident

Rayburn Township, Armstrong County, Pa. – Armstrong County Coroner Brian Myers released the following information after an early morning fatal incident on SR/66 in Rayburn Township.

Coroner Myers said Sylvia Jean Denslow, 53, of New Kensington, was fatally injured when she tried to cross State Route 28/66 in the vicinity of Bench Racers Store in Rayburn Twp. The subject was in a wheelchair leaving Bench Racers. She was struck by a vehicle heading northbound.

Denslow died after trying to cross State Route 28/66 in her wheelchair when she was struck by a 2009 Ford F-150 pickup driven by Roger Crissman of Cowansville. Crissman was traveling north in heavy fog with limited visibility when he struck the subject. The subject was pronounced dead at the scene by Armstrong Co. Coroner Brian K. Myers. Autopsy will be completed later today. Toxicological results will not be available for several weeks. The incident is still under investigation by the Coroner’s Office and Pennsylvania State Police, Kittanning. No funeral home information is available.

The Coroner’s office was assisted at the scene by PSP, Rayburn Twp. FD, Kittanning Twp. FD, Kittanning Ambulance, and PennDot.

This incident took place this morning at approximately 5:22 AM.