DUNCANSVILLE - A Duncansville man was killed in a one-vehicle crash Thursday evening on Mill Road, Allegheny Township police said.
Chad Andrew Yoder, 20, of 1008 Bear Wallow Road died from massive head injuries, Blair County Deputy Coroner Paul Kerns said. Yoder, a 2008 graduate of Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Yoder was driving in a Jeep Grand Cherokee when he failed to negotiate a sharp right turn and struck an embankment, township Police Chief P. Richard Books said. His vehicle went off Mill Road near White Oak Lane.
Yoder's vehicle traveled 65 feet on the embankment and struck shrubs and trees, Books said. The vehicle rolled at least once and came to rest on top of Yoder, Books said.
"It appears that speed was a factor, and possibly alcohol," he said.
No autopsy will be performed, and toxicology tests are pending, Kerns said.
Mill Road was closed by the Allegheny Township Volunteer Fire Department between Old Route 22 and Maple Hollow for more than two hours as a result of the crash.
Yoder's death is the third since Monday involving a young person in an area vehicle crash.
Mary Kantoski, 18, a Penn State Altoona student, died Monday in a one-vehicle crash on Avalon Road, Logan Township, and Joseph Stoy, 17, a junior at Penn Cambria High School, was killed Wednesday after his car crashed into a school bus on Route 53 between Cresson and Gallitzin.
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