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Huntingdon County crash victims identified

State police have identified the three men killed in an accident in West Township, Huntingdon County, on Sunday.

Donald Casner, 69, of Huntingdon, Dennie Kern, 58, of Petersburg, and Robert Byers, 33, of Huntingdon, were all in the truck that plunged into Blue Diamond Lake on Sunday afternoon.

Police think the driver lost control while trying to navigate a curve and ended up in the water, according to Trooper Jeff Petucci, a spokesman for the state police at Hollidaysburg.

At about 1:20 p.m. Sunday, state police at Huntingdon were called to a crash in which a Ford F-150 pickup was seen on its roof partially submerged in the lake, just off Diamond Valley Road.

Police said said Kern had been extricated from the truck and was transported to J.C. Blair Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Troopers then discovered that there had been two other occupants of the vehicle, according to a police report issued Sunday.

With the use of submersible video equipment, their bodies were found under the ice a short distance from the truck.

An investigation is ongoing.

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