A 44-year-old York Suburban High School graduate died Jan. 22 after a three-vehicle crash on Colorado's Highway 36, according to a crash report from Colorado State Patrol.
Kenneth Oswandel was driving a 1996 Jeep Cherokee eastbound on the highway around 7:30 a.m., as traffic was slowing due to glare from the morning sun, according to the report.
Oswandel swerved to the right when the vehicle in front of him slowed, and his Jeep collided with the rear of the other motorist's vehicle. The Jeep traveled onto the right shoulder, rotated, and rolled into the highway's left lane. Oswandel, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected and came to rest under the Jeep, which was on its right side in the left lane, according to the report.
The Boulder resident was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:07 a.m. The driver of the vehicle in front of Oswandel collided with a third vehicle, but neither driver was injured, according to the report.
Oswandel's obituary identifies him as a 1986 York Suburban graduate, a graduate of Penn State University, and a planning analyst for telecommunications company Century Link. A lover of the outdoors, Oswandel was the son of Joanne Oswandel of York and the late Edward Oswandel. He is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Ed and Pam Oswandel of York.
Visitation is scheduled 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30 at Etzweiler Funeral Home, 1111 E.Market St., and 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 31 at St. Joseph Church, 2935 Kingston Road in Springettsbury Township, where a mass of Christian burial starts at 11 a.m. He will be buried at Mount Rose Cemetary in Spring Garden Township.
Memorial contributions can me made to Protect Our Winters, 1157 Embury St., Pacific Palisades, CA, 90272 or Friends of Berthoud Pass, P.O. Box 48063, Denver, CO, 80204.