Thursday, March 26, 2015

“Their car was pushed underneath the tractor-trailer," I-95 Crash - March 21, 2015

Barry Himes 2011/facebook
The two people from Pennsylvania that also died in the March 21st crash were 51-year-old Jacqueline McCann and Barry Himes, 52. The Johnstown couple was returning from a week’s vacation with family in Florida on Saturday evening when a violent crash claimed five lives.  Jacqueline and Barry who had been dating about three years traveled to the Orlando area to join her parents, Ray and Constance Huff, and her uncle, former Johnstown Mayor, Don Zucco, and his wife, Nancy, all of Johnstown for a weeks vacation.

“Jackie and her friend Barry came down for a week of vacation,” Don Zucco said Monday from Orlando. “They had enjoyed a grand week. We were together on Friday at lunch.” The couple left Florida on Saturday morning with plans to stop in Savannah, Georgia, to visit one of Barry's Army buddies, Zucco said.

Barry Himes/facebook
McCann, 51, was in management at DRS Laurel Technologies in Richland, and Himes, 52, owned Diamond Video Productions & MultiMedia LLC. Also killed in Saturday’s crash were 34-year-old Jeremiah Cross, 32-year-old Crystal Cross and 7-month-old Grayson Cross, all from Ontario.

Zucco said officials told the family that the Johnstown couple’s car had stopped behind a tractor-trailer when traffic backed up at a construction zone. The Cross vehicle stopped behind theirs, but another tractor-trailer driver failed to recognize the situation and plowed into the cars. “Their car was pushed underneath the tractor-trailer,” Zucco said.

McCann’s parents were returning to Johns-town on Monday, and the Zuccos were scheduled to fly back later. The accident happened on the northbound lanes of the heavily traveled I95 interstate in Florence County, SC. The accident, which is still under investigation, involved five vehicles including two tractor-trailers. Two cars caught fire, and traffic was blocked for about 12 hours.

Barry Himes and  Jacqueline McCann facebook Photo
Barry Himes’ brother, Eric Himes, of Carlisle, said the couple enjoyed an active lifestyle. The family says the couple had been inseparable since they met. so in love, doing everything together.  With heavy hearts, friends and family are remembering Barry Himes and Jacqueline McCann, of Cambria County.

Authorities said the crash happened on Interstate 95 in Florence County just after 7:30 p.m. Saturday and is still under investigation.. Funeral arrangements to be announced later.

Link to Himes business website:

Barry Himes @ Diamond Video

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