Driver killed in Washington County crash

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A Burgettstown man was killed this morning in a Washington County crash.

County Coroner Tim Warco said that Frederick Speer III, 54, died when the vehicle he was driving veered off of Purdy Road in Hanover and struck a tree. He said the vehicle then rolled down an embankment and landed upside down in a creek.

A passing FedEx delivery driver discovered the accident scene at about 9 a.m. Mr. Speer was pronounced dead at 10:58 a.m., according to the coroner.

State police are investigating and an autopsy is planned.

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