Crawford County inmate survives attempted suicide

Submitted Fri, 05/18/2012 - 6:19am by Andy Alm

An inmate awaiting trial on rape charges at the Crawford County Jail clings to life following an apparent suicide attempt.  Sources say 29-year-old Ethan Vandervort, of Meadville suffered severe brain damage when he tried to hang himself shortly after 2:00 Wednesday afternoon at the jail.  As of Thursday morning, he was confirmed to be in the intensive care unit at Hamot Hospital.  A nursing supervisor there refused to comment on his condition.

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