SALEM TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — One man was killed in a fiery, rollover crash overnight in Westmoreland County.
The Westmoreland County Coroner’s Office says 46-year-old Shelby Griffiths of Salem Township died of blunt force trauma to the head and chest in the one-vehicle crash.READ MORE: Fired BNY Mellon Employee Loses Appeal For Wrongful Termination Over Antwon Rose Protesters Facebook Comments
The accident happened just after 3:20 a.m. along Route 819 at Kaufman Road in Ligonier.
According to investigators, Griffiths was headed north in his Chevrolet Impala when he missed a left-hand curve in the road. The car traveled off the road, severed a utility pole and flipped several times.
The vehicle landed on its roof and caught fire. Griffiths was ejected.READ MORE: United Steelworkers Authorize Strike At Local Allegheny Technologies Plants
He was taken to a local hospital where and pronounced dead just after 4 a.m.
No one else was injured.Pittsburgh Weather: Cold Weekend Temperatures, Warm-Up On The Way