IUP student dies from injuries after he was pinned beneath car
An Indiana University of Pennsylvania student who was a football standout at Brownsville High died Monday from injuries suffered when he was pinned beneath his car last week.
Nicholas Landman, 19, of Grindstone, Fayette County, was injured when his car jack failed and his Mustang fell onto his chest about 2 p.m. Nov. 18 in a parking lot at the back of 451 Philadelphia St., according to Indiana police. The Allegheny County Medical Examiner reported that Landman died in the hospital about 4:40 p.m. Monday. His death was ruled accidental and a result of asphyxiation caused by compression of the chest.
“He was a good kid and a good student,” said Scott “Skooter” Roebuck, the athletic director at Brownsville Area School District. “He had a lot of friends here who are going to miss him a lot.”
Landman, a 2013 Brownsville graduate, played varsity football and ran track.
“He was a great player,” Roebuck said. “Big. Strong. Fast. He had a lot of mobility, very much above average.”
Landman was a linebacker, tight end and fullback for the Brownsville Falcons. He was named an all-county player, a designation reserved for the best athletes in Fayette’s seven school districts.
Landman was a sophomore sports administration major at IUP.
University Spokeswoman Michelle Fryling said the school is “heartbroken about this tragedy.”
Friends discovered Landman pinned beneath his vehicle. Paramedics treated him at the scene, then took him to Indiana Regional Medical Center. He was later transferred by medical helicopter to Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.
Funeral arrangements are not complete.