Cody Donaldson Death, Obituary – The victim of a head-on collision that occurred early on Thursday morning on State Route 8 in Irwin Township, which is located in Venango County and is within the jurisdiction of the Venango County Coroner, was determined to be a local resident by the Venango County Coroner. Christina Rugh, who is the coroner for Venango County, determined that the person who passed away as a result of the deadly collision was a 28-year-old man named Cody Donaldson, who lived in Barkeyville. Rugh works in her capacity as the coroner for Venango County. Donaldson was pronounced dead at 11:11 in the morning by a medical examiner who was present at the scene.
According to Rugh, who was quoted by exploreVenango.com as saying that the reason of death is multiple blunt force injuries, the manner of death is “still pending at the moment.” The cause of death is several blunt force injuries. Rugh asserts that Donaldson was driving the car that collided head-on with the tractor-trailer and that he was the one responsible for the accident.
An emergency call reporting a collision on State Route 8 just north of Old Route 8 in Venango County was received at 10:14 a.m., according to a 9-1-1 dispatcher. The crash reportedly involved a large number of automobiles.
A car that was traveling south on State Route 8 when, according to an eyewitness, it suddenly jumped the center line and collided with an oncoming tractor-trailer that was traveling north in the next lane collided with it. This information was provided by the State Police that are stationed in Franklin. The tractor-trailer went over an embankment that was located off to the west side of the road after traveling a short distance in the northern direction. It came to a halt there, on the boundaries of the woodland in that location. The impact of the collision caused one of its fuel tanks to rupture, and as a result, fuel leaked into a nearby stream. The stream was contaminated with fuel.
Donaldson was ejected from the vehicle, and as a direct consequence of this, he sustained a fatal injury. The Venango County Emergency Management Agency, PennDOT, and the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission were dispatched to the scene along with the Clintonville Volunteer Fire Department and the Superior Ambulance Service. Following the collision, the northbound lane of Route 8 was stopped for a period of time, commencing at the intersection where it meets Old Route 8 (Route 3013) and continuing all the way to the on-ramp for Georgetown Road. This lasted for a total of five hours.