Man Charged With Homicide in Accident That Killed PennDOT Worker

Police say man was DUI when he struck and killed PennDOT worker

Donald Blocher, 42, of Salamanca, was arraigned and charged this morning in District Judge Rich Luther’s courtroom.

Blocher is being charged with Homicide by Vehicle While DUI, Aggravated Assault by Vehicle While DUI and violations of the Drug Act.

Police say Blocher was DUI when he failed to see PennDOT worker Jack Griffin, of Bradford, and James Burrows, of Eldred, in an active work zone, striking both men with his vehicle and killing Griffin. Burrows was severely injured.

Blocher was remanded to the McKean County Jail in lieu of $500,000 bail.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    There is an error in the article. Mr. Jack Griffin

    died as a result of the Accident. James Burrows

    was injured but thankfully he is still with us.

    Editor’s Response: Thank you for pointing this out. I will make the correction.

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