Crash Kills Doylestown-Area Man

A car crash in Buckingham on Friday killed a Doylestown man.

A car crash on Rt. 413 early Friday has killed a Doylestown man.

Buckingham police are investigating the crash, which occured when a car struck a utility pole, according to a report on phillyburbs.com.

Justin M. Pray, 28, of Sagewood Court, Doylestown, (Buckingham Township) was killed in the crash, according to police.

Doylestown borough police, the Central Bucks Ambulance and the Midway Fire Co. assisted at the scene, according to phillyburbs.


UPDATE: A celebration of life service for Justin Pray will be held Thursday. Click here for more details.

Mary191 December 01, 2012 at 02:30 PM
so many sad car accidents.... I have to wonder if cell phones and texting have contributed to some of these tragic accidents.
J December 01, 2012 at 04:00 PM
Please keep us updated if you hear about the services for Justin. Thank you.
Jane December 01, 2012 at 04:17 PM
Justin was a good friend of mine, and he is greatly missed. My heart aches for his family.
Foster Winans December 01, 2012 at 08:23 PM
Justin was a close friend, a surrogate son of sorts, who had struggled for many years to find his niche in the world and was just starting to make real progress. I was so looking forward to the successes I knew he was capable of, and the romance I was sure he would one day find. He was robbed, and so was I.
Jane December 01, 2012 at 10:43 PM
These are beautiful words, thanks for sharing them. As another friend of his, I appreciate hearing them.
Cathy Pray December 02, 2012 at 12:26 AM
I am Justin's mother. His cell phone was found by the police tucked in his pocket in his jacket. He was not texting or talking on his phone. We are all heartbroken and I will miss him every day until the day I die.
Cathy Pray December 02, 2012 at 12:30 AM
Foster, I will never be able to express my appreciation for your visit today. The letter you wrote to me brought me to tears. Your love for my son overwhelms me. I will cherish that letter always. Thank you for being there for Justin. He was extremely lucky to have you in his life.
Foster Winans December 02, 2012 at 02:15 AM
In his own way, Justin was there for me, too. "So long as we live, they too shall live For they are now a part of us as We remember them." from Gates of Prayer, Judaism Prayerbook
Ash December 02, 2012 at 02:59 AM
I knew Justin in high school and he was always the nicest person. I wasn't the most popular person but Justin always said hi and gave me a smile. He was a wonderful person and will be missed by so many.
Sarah Larson (Editor) December 02, 2012 at 03:33 AM
Cathy, my deepest sympathies on your loss. How inadequate those words sound. I can't imagine your pain. Foster, thank you for using your talent for words to share your thoughts of Justin, and the beautiful prayer. Our community has suffered another terrible blow.
Linda J Weaver December 02, 2012 at 04:12 AM
Deepest sympathies to Andy and the Pray family on the tragic loss of Justin Michael Pray. Our thoughts are with you during this most difficult of times.
O.S.D. December 02, 2012 at 04:40 AM
Ms Pray, I was so saddened to hear of your son's passing. My heart sincerely goes out to you and your family - I am lost as to what to say to you during this time but know that you and your family are in my thoughts. May love, comfort and peace cover you. Sincerely, Ms. Davis (Erek Cunningham's mother) .
Rebecca Sheridan December 02, 2012 at 07:42 PM
Cathy My heart goes out to you. I can't even imagine the pain you must be feeling. I want you to know that you and your family are in my thoughts. Sincerely, Becky Sheridan
Paul A. December 02, 2012 at 11:30 PM
I am so sad to hear about Justin. We lived next to him when he was 12. Always a very pleasant child. I ran into Justin again years ago when he worked at a bagel shop in town. He remembered me, and I was impressed what a fine man he tuned out to be. I gave him some tips on resume sending and encouraged him to keep at it and his ideal job will come along. We are very sad at our home for Justin's family. - Paul A.
seth December 03, 2012 at 02:11 PM
Cathy, Words can't express enough my condolences and feelings of empathy for all of you on this tragic loss. Andy called and told me what happened and I cried as well. I only wanted you to know that my prayers and thoughts are with all of you. Iwish you all comfort. Seth Diamond
Kim Pope December 03, 2012 at 03:54 PM
Cathy, John & I are so saddened by your loss! You are all in our prayers, Brianne was quite upset when I told her about Justin. She remembers babysitting for you when you first moved into Dalton Glen.
Lisa Paul December 03, 2012 at 05:33 PM
Cathy- My heart goes out to you. I am so sorry for your and your family's loss and your heart break. I hope you have peace and calm in the comfort of those who love you. Lisa Paul
Amy Uhr December 03, 2012 at 06:12 PM
Cathy, I am so sorry and sad for your loss. I want you to know that I am thinking of you and your family. If you need anything , please let me know. Amy Uhr
CMB December 04, 2012 at 02:16 AM
I'm so sorry for your loss. I did not know Justin much, but he helped me out as a complete stranger one day. We talked a little and had exchanged numbers and few text, but life got in the way and I never got the opportunity to know him better, but the little I did know he was a great guy. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.
Cathy Pray December 04, 2012 at 03:13 AM
Thank you all for your kind words about my son Justin. I can't express how much they mean to me. I am so grateful.
Chris Rappaport December 04, 2012 at 02:56 PM
Cathy, I am truly sorry for your tremendous loss. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers. May you find some comfort in your memories of Justin and in the love and support of family and friends.
Foster Winans December 04, 2012 at 04:04 PM
Memorial Service: Justin's mother, Cathy, informs me that Central Bucks East High School has agreed to host a memorial gathering for Justin this Thursday, Dec. 6, at 6 p.m. in the school auditorium.
Kristin Sheridan December 04, 2012 at 06:29 PM
I wish i was local and could make it to the memorial service. Justin was a great guy. While we were never close, we were generally in the same circle of friends from sixth grade through graduation, and participated in some music stuff together. Cathy, I am so sorry for your family's tragic loss, the whole community is mourning with you, especially the CB East Class of '02.
Andrew D. Pray December 04, 2012 at 07:40 PM
As devastating as this tragedy is, thank you for all of your kind words. While my heart is broken, I try to ease the pain by hearing how Justin had a positive impact on so many people. Now and Forever, Justin, Kyle, and Kelly's Dad
Connie Berger December 04, 2012 at 09:58 PM
Cathy, my heart is breaking for you and your family. You are in my constant thoughts and prayers.
Gerri & Jon Bard December 05, 2012 at 03:20 AM
Jon and I send our heartfelt sympathy in your time of great sorrow. Only those who have lost a son/sibling can know the depts. of your feelings. We remember Justin as a kind, funny, bright and fine young man who also was a wonderful babysitter to our sons Justin & Dylan when they were young. The Bard family sends you our love to give you strength to bear your sorrow.
Nakia Williams December 05, 2012 at 02:40 PM
Cathy, You are in my thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time. In the mid-night hours when it is most trying to find peace, know that God is with you and he will provide you with a peace that surpasses all understanding. Be Blessed... Nakia Williams
Foster Winans December 05, 2012 at 02:50 PM
Obituary: Justin Michael Pray of Doylestown, Pa., died Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, in a single car accident on Route 413 in Buckingham, Pennsylvania. He was 28. Justin was born July 16, 1984 in Port Jefferson, N.Y., graduated from Central Bucks East High School in 2002, and earned his bachelor's degree from Penn State University in 2008. He is survived by his mother, Cathy S. Pray, of Doylestown; his father, Andrew D. Pray, also of Doylestown; a brother Kyle A. Pray, and a sister, Kelly J. Pray, both of Philadelphia. Justin is remembered by the many people who crossed his path as outgoing, charismatic, smart, and an enthusiastic conversationalist who could find something in common with just about everyone he met. He was an avid reader, enjoyed scuba diving, and was a passionate player of the popular trading card game, Magic: The Gathering at Cyborg One in Doylestown. His special spot was High Rocks in Ralph Stover State Park in Tinicum Township. A celebration of his life will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, in the auditorium of Central Bucks East High School, 2804 Holicong Road, Doylestown, PA. Memorial contributions, in lieu of flowers, may be made to C. B. East Band Parents Association, at Central Bucks East High School, 2804 Holicong Road, Doylestown, PA 18902.
Andrew D. Pray December 11, 2012 at 12:26 PM
Hi Foster, I don't want to lose touch with you and I would love to attend. I make my own wine and would be happy to share that as well as any other items you put on my list. I hope this happens. Peace, Andy
Foster Winans December 11, 2012 at 08:25 PM
Friends of JUSTIN M. PRAY I'm sure I speak for Justin's family when I say how gratifying it was to see so many people turn out for the event at CB East. His mom and dad (Cathy and Andy) spoke, as did other members of the family. Kyle, his younger brother by about three years, told a couple of funny and spot-on anecdotes about Justin. Also speaking were his employer, and a very young couple who knew Justin through Cyborg One, the comic shop, and were introduced to each other there by Justin--a matchmaker! I said a few words, including that, in a world full of caterpillars, Justin was a butterfly. He was a dreamer and creative person who was happiest at the end, working for a bicycle retailer with other young people instead of in a corporate setting.


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