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IUP Student Dies In Accident In Armstrong County

KITTANNING (KDKA) -- One man has died in a traffic accident that is believed to have occurred Friday morning.

Brian Swatt, a 21-year-old of Mayfield, Pa., failed to stop at a stop sign on Butler Road in East Franklin Township. He then traveled across East Brady Road, went approximately 150 yards over an embankment and landed on another car's roof.

Swatt was an IUP student and a staffer for State Senator Joe Pittman.

"Brian led with integrity and intelligence, and we are grateful to have had him serve on the Board of Governors. He will be missed terribly," said Cindy Shapira, chair of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Board of Governors and Dan Greenstein, Chancellor in a joint statement. "This loss is felt by everyone at the State System of Higher Education, and our hearts and prayers are with the Swatt Family and the entire Indiana University of Pennsylvania community.

He was not wearing a seatbelt and was pronounced dead at the scene by Armstrong County Chief Deputy Coroner Robert Bellas.

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