Man Dies After Crashing Into Tree, Then Creek

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Police are investigating a fatal crash in Hanover Township Saturday morning.

It happened sometime before 9 a.m. along Purdy Road near Aunt Clara Road.

Authorities say 54-year-old Fredrick Speer III of Burgettstown was killed when his Jeep traveled off the northbound side of road and hit a tree, causing it to roll down an embankment. The car eventually landed upside down in a creek.

Police say he was found after being spotted by a passing FedEx driver.

Speer was pronounced dead at the scene.

No word on what caused the accident.

More Local News
More Police News


Comments are closed.

More From CBS Pittsburgh

Play It
Get The All New CBS Local App

Watch & Listen LIVE