Morris Township man dies in 1-vehicle crash

WELLSBORO – An elderly Morris Township man died in a one-vehicle rollover crash Sunday evening, according to state police at Mansfield.

Though police had not release his name as of Monday morning, Tioga County Coroner Dr. James Wilson said the deceased is Albert Person, 70, of 1526 Oregon Hill Road.

According to Wilson, Person was traveling south on Route 287 in a Chevy Cavalier, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed over into the opposing lane, where the car hit an embankment and rolled over, then hit another embankment before coming to a stop.

Wilson did not know if Person was wearing a seat belt, but he was not ejected from the vehicle and there were no other occupants in the vehicle.

Person was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:10 p.m. by Deputy Coroner Jim Daugherty, Wilson said.