15-Year-Old Boy Killed in Weather-Related Crash on Route 8

| January 24, 2023

SLIPPERY ROCK TWP., Pa. (EYT) – A 15-year-old boy was killed when the vehicle he was traveling in crashed into a tree off Route 8 on Sunday evening.

According to Butler-based State Police, troopers were dispatched around 6:15 p.m. on Sunday, January 22, to a one-vehicle accident at the intersection of State Route 8 and Kiester Road, in Slippery Rock Township, Butler County.

Police say it was determined that a 17-year-old male lost control of his 2011 Honda Pilot while traveling north on a snow-covered roadway and impacted a tree off Route 8.

According to police, a 15-year-old male passenger was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 17-year-old driver suffered minor injuries and was transported via ambulance to a local hospital.

Troop D Butler Crash Reconstruction Team responded to the scene for further investigation of the crash.

Slippery Rock Fire and Ambulance assisted at the scene.

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Jacob Deemer is a reporter for EYT Media Group, who is based out of Venango County. He started his career as a sports writer for a local newspaper before contributing to TheHockeyWriters.com as a beat writer for the Pittsburgh Penguins. He has spent over 6 years covering sports, crime, and local news in Venango, Clarion, and Jefferson Counties.
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