Two Dead In Butler Township Crash
According to a report by the Times Leader, two people in Butler Township died in a crash that happened over the weekend. For reasons unknown, the driver lost control of their vehicle.
Police have finished their preliminary investigation and told reporters that the vehicle was going north on Route 309 when it lost control going around a curve. The car went through the opposing lanes and through a guardrail before becoming airborne and falling down an embankment.
It took a long while for police to recover the victims due to the location of the crash. They had to perform a technical rope rescue. Sadly. the driver died in the crash and a passenger died at a hospital in Hazleton.
Police haven’t said if the driver was speeding or not, but crashes on curves often happen due to excessive speed. If you go too fast for a curve, the forces on the car will push it toward the outside of the curve more than the wheels can make up for it. That will move you into the other lanes, or even off the road entirely.
When you see a yellow sign telling you the speed limit for a particular curve, follow it! Even going five mph above that limit can make your car difficult to control.