Local Police Officer Killed In Off-Duty Crash


Officer Andrew Snarey

Officer Andrew Snarey, 25 of Aliquippa, was killed off-duty in a one vehicle crash yesterday in McKean County, PA. Snarey was a part-time officer with the Baden, Conway, and Harmony Police Departments.

His father George Snarey, age 60 of Carnegie, and cousin Jeffrey Kramer, age 28 of McDonald, were also killed in the accident. Todd Kosenina, 42 of Imperial, was seriously injured and LifeFlighted to Hamot Medical Center in Erie.

In a press release, Pennsylvania State Trooper Mary Gausman said Andrew Snarey was driving the pick-up truck northbound on Route 66 in Wetmore Twp when the accident occured. As Snarey began to descend the James City Hill, his truck traveled off the east side of the roadway and the right rear of the vehicle impacted with a tree. The truck struck two more trees and then flipped once end over end before coming to rest on its roof. The road where the crash occurred is described by State Police as being very narrow and heavily wooded.

All occupants were wearing their seat-belts at the time. Andrew and George Snarey, along with Jeffrey Kramer, died on impact.

Snarey was on a hunting trip with family and friends at the time of the crash.

The accident remains under investigation by State Police.

14 comments

  • Such a shame. I loved you like father, thank you for all the great memories, you will never be forgotten.

    • Andrew and his dad were awesome people, I’m really glad I had the opportunity to have them in my life

  • Jeff Kramer was a Soldier and a role model to many people as well. My thoughts are with all of the families.

  • My thoughts are with both families, but this article is a bit insensitive to the families of the other fatalities. Horrible thing :(

    • author

      Our site focuses on news happenings in Beaver County, and as such we concentrated our reporting on Andrew Snarey who lived and worked within its borders.

      We did not intend to diminish the tragedy of the other fatalities.

  • My thoughts and prayer are with all of the families during these trying times. I too had the pleasure of working with him. Though I didn’t know Jeff very well, I can tell anyone whos has ever met him, would agree, he was a great guy!

  • How many have to die on that hill before Penn Dot does something about it. it could be straightened out in a matter of months if they would just do it.

  • I don’t know any of the men who were killed in this crash, but I do know the survivor and his wife. I cannot imagine what the family of these men are going through right now. I am here to offer my deepest sympathy and prayers to both families. When I heard the news of this crash my heart was very heavy. The world lost three great men in one tragic accident, and I will continue to pray for peace, comfort, and understanding for the family in this difficult time. Also for Todd, his family, and a speedy recovery.

  • Andrew Snarey accomplished too many things in his short life to ever be forgotten. He was my next door neighbor and made us smile every time we saw him. He was his sisters best friend and only brother and a person she knew she could ALWAYS count on to be there for her. It’s hard to describe the sadness from his passing but I hope Ashleigh and her mother Pam know that we are there for them just as Andrew was no matter what. Love you guys like family!