Man died of heart attack before rollover crash on I-80 in Mercer Co.

The accident happened about 8:15 a.m. Thursday on I-80 westbound, near exit 4


SHENANGO TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WYTV) – The driver of a vehicle that rolled over into the median on Interstate 80 in Mercer County died of a heart attack before the crash, according to the Mercer County coroner.

George Demeo, 83, of Yonkers, New York, was pronounced dead at UPMC in Farrell, Pennsylvania.

The accident happened about 8:15 a.m. on I-80 westbound, near exit 4.

Investigators said Demeo lost control of his minivan which went off the roadway, hit an embankment and then rolled over several times. He was thrown from the vehicle.

The westbound lanes from Exit 15 (Route 19, Mercer) to Exit 4A (Route 760, Sharon) were shut down for over an hour Thursday while the crash was cleared.