PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A violent Friday night accident in Butler County has claimed the lives of two men while two others remain in the hospital.
According to police, the accident happened around 11 p.m. on Silverville Road in Buffalo Township.
The vehicle sheared a utility pole and rolled several times.
According to our news partners at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, one of the victims was able to call for help from a cell phone.
Zachary Bombalsky, 19, of Natrona Heights was pronounced dead at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital around 11:40 a.m. Saturday.
Donald Robinson, 20, of Tarentum, was pronounced dead at Allegheny General Hospital around 5 p.m. Saturday. The two were cousins.
“He was a good kid, trying to make something of himself,” said Brian Geraci, Robinson’s uncle. “For him to be taken so young, it shouldn’t happen to anybody.”
The other victims’ identities have not been released.
All four of the boys either graduated from or attended Highlands High School. State and local police continue their investigation into what happened.
Police believe speed may have been a factor in the accident.
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