Suspected DUI Crash Leaves One Dead

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WEST WHEATFIELD TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — A man was killed in a single vehicle accident early Saturday morning.

The Indiana County Coroner’s office pronounced the driver of the vehicle, 45-year-old Aaron James Stiffey Jr. of Bolivar, dead at the scene around 4:15 a.m.

The coroner’s office said “alcohol and speed appear to be a factor,” but toxicology tests are pending.

According to the Jerry Overman Jr. of the coroner’s office, Stiffey was heading south on Route 259 when he crossed the center line striking a utility pole and rolling onto the driver’s side.

Stiffey was partially ejected from his Dodge Ram and blunt force trauma to the head an neck was determined to be the cause of death.

State police say two passengers were in the vehicle at the time of the crash. One passenger was ejected from the vehicle and sustained moderate injuries. The other passenger sustained minor injuries.

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