Kenyon Fred (Kenny) Olson, 31, a driver for Prospect Trucking of Smithburg, Md., which delivers The Washington Post to various points in West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Maryland, was killed Wednesday in a traffic accident near Greencastle, Pa.
Pennsylvania State Police said the truck Mr. Olson was driving struck a utility pole on Pennsylvania Rte. 16 and turned over in a ditch. Mr. Olson, who was bound for Chambersburg, Pa., was thrown from the vehicle, which rolled on him, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
A native of Lean, N.Y., Mr. Olson lived most of his life in Frankinville, N.Y. He served in the Army in Vietnam and then returned to Franklinville, where he was a production worker for the Mosler Safe Company. He moved to Chewsville, Md., last February to work for Prospect Trucking, which is operated by Louis Dennis, a brother-in-law.
Mr. Olson's marriage to the former Linda Webster ended in divorce.
Survivors include two children, Audrey and Melinda Olson of Portville, N.Y.; his parents, June and Fred Olson of Franklinville; four brothers, David and Brian, both of Great Valley, N.Y., Carl, of North Las Vegas, Nev., and Daniel, of Franklinville; two sisters, Carol Dennis of Chewsville, and Linda Webber of Franklinville, and one grandmother, Iren Kenyon of Franklinville.