Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Son of Quecreek Mine survivor killed in ATV crash

Tuesday, August 10, 2010
By Anthony Fenech, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The victim of a fatal all-terrain vehicle accident Sunday afternoon in Somerset County has been identified.

Lucas Popernack, 18, was killed in a crash around 1:30 p.m. in a remote area of Stoney Creek Township. The investigation is ongoing.

Mr. Popernack was a 2010 graduate of Somerset Senior High School, where he was a member of the National Honor Society. He was also enrolled for the fall term at IUP.

He was the son of Mark Popernack, one of nine miners rescued from the Quecreek Mine in Somerset County in 2002, according to the Somerset Daily American.

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