2009-11-05 / Local & State

Coroner Says Hunter’s Death An Accident

WAYNESBURG, Pa. (AP) – A deputy coroner says a hunter died in southwestern Pennsylvania when he slipped on a log and shot himself in the chest.

Greene County Deputy Coroner Mary Lewis says an autopsy and other information gathered by state police have confirmed that 53-year-old Mark Petrun, of Smithfield, died while squirrel hunting on Oct. 26.

State police and Petrun’s family discovered his body in a wooded area of Whiteley Township after he failed to return from hunting. The township is about 35 miles south of Pittsburgh.

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