Salem man dies after car crashes into utility pole

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A Westmoreland County man died early Saturday morning in a crash along Route 819 near Kaufman Road.

The man, identified as Shelby Griffiths, 46, of Salem, was traveling north on Route 819 when his car veered off the road and hit a utility pole. Mr. Griffiths was thrown from the car, and the vehicle rolled over several times before landing on its roof and catching fire.

He was pronounced dead at 4:11 a.m. at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital.

Toxicology results are not yet available, and an autopsy will not be performed, Westmoreland County Coroner Kenneth Bacha stated in a release.


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