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or on to Continued on Page 17 Traffic Fight Injuries Fatal To District Man GREENSBURG, Pa. (UPI) - s e a m e s s t n u t l e , Carl dale, was held in jail to- | ^ arle Â£ Tomich^ 27, of _ Ruffs- ^"'" "" be n e d for da on a charge of manslaughter manslaughter in the death of another man during a traffic argument. The victim, Walter Mihalsky, 47, of West Newton, died Saturday Saturday in Westmoreland Hospital Hospital of a skull fracture allegedly suffered when he fell to the pavement during a fist fight. Tomich was arrested Sunday and given a preliminary hearing hearing before West Newton Justice Justice of the Peace William P. Parker. He was committed to Westmoreland County jail here p e n d i n g a formal hearing Thursday. Police said the two men were driving their automobiles on Route 31 near Ruffsdale last Thursday evening, with Mihalsky's Mihalsky's car following the Tomich vehicle. According to police, Mihalsky kept blinking his lights. When Tomich parked near his home, Mihalski also halted and got out of his car. An argument ensued, ensued, and then the fight. Mihalsky fell and his head struck the pavement. He was Get Racing Cars. BRIGHTON, England (UPI) --Police on the south coast of England have bought eight Lotus-Cortina Lotus-Cortina racing cars to use as patrol vehicles. The 115- mile-an-hour cars will "give crooks the fright of their lives" an official says. Pro P in State ose an liver his special education message message at 5:30 p.m. Scranton's presentation probably taken to his home by Tomich and some of the letter's neighbors. neighbors. Mihalsky was transferred to the hospital Friday. In his report, State Trooper Edward Singer said (hat the two men were driving toward Ruffs- dale on Route 31 at 11:45 p.m. Thursday when Mihalsky "continued "continued to dim his lights off and on for a number of miles." Tomich Tomich later turned into an alley about 20 feet from his home stopped. "Mihalsky s t o p p e d right lane of traffic on Route 31 and came up to the vehicle of the accused and a fight started. The victim was struck by the accused (Tomich) snd went down onto the cement highway." highway." Neither of the men knew each ether before the incident, investigators investigators reported. According to Westmoreland County Coroner Stephen D. Yoney, Yoney, Mihalsky died of a fractured fractured skull and contusions of the brain. There were no other significant injuries. There was no weapon used in the fight, police added. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Helen Shychuk Mihalsky; four daughters, Mrs. Geraldine Achtzehn of Pittsburgh and Marline, Marline, Catherine and Debra Lynn, at home; three sisters, Mrs. Arceny Abramchik of Springdale, Mrs. Arthur Rosnick of Elizabeth and Mrs. Edward Yetko of Huntingdon Huntingdon Beach, Calif., and two brothers, -Alex of Seal Beach, Calif., and Ignatz of Cheswich. He was a member of Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge 31, West Newton; Fraternal O r d e Eagles, Connellsville; Brotherhood Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, and the Collinsburg Liederkranz. He was employed as an engineer by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Railroad. The body is at the McCauley funeral home, West N e w where the Rev. John Chromiak will conduct the funeral service at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in West Newton Cemetery. Cemetery.