“It’s not a nice situation,” said John Mancini, a friend of the couple who was driving with the couple.
“He’s the sweetest guy in the world.”
“It makes you feel bad.
It makes you think you can’t do anything,” Mancinis said.
The man, who is in his 50s, was driving on the highway on Friday evening, the sheriff said.
“It was a good guy.
It’s a good family.
It hurts to think what happened,” said a friend who asked not to be identified.
“This is a tragic accident.
It was really bad,” said the friend.
The couple’s son, David Mancinelli, told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette he has known the couple for 40 years and said he is “totally shocked” by the incident.
“I just wish my parents were here,” he said.
Mancinos family is from the nearby town of Woodbury.
A Facebook page set up to honor the couple, including photos of them together, has more than 13,000 likes.
“All the love and support goes to the family of the deceased man.
Please keep the families in your thoughts,” the post read.
The sheriff said he hopes the couple’s daughter, whose family lives in neighboring Kentucky, will be able to tell her parents, and her two younger sisters, about the accident.
“They need to know that she’s OK, and they need to be here,” Mascinelli said.
A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday morning.