Slippery Rock wide receiver dead after plunge from Buffalo Creek Bridge
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A Slippery Rock University football player leaped to his death Wednesday afternoon from a bridge in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania State Police said.
Derek Durand, 20, of Sarver, was pronounced dead at the scene under Buffalo Creek Bridge in Buffalo, a part of Route 28 that spans Buffalo Creek, Cpl. Joseph Murphy said.
Mr. Durand, a wide receiver, was a rising sophomore, according to a posting on Slippery Rock University's website.
The corporal said a passerby watched Mr. Durand leap over the bridge's railing about 1:25 p.m.
First Published June 14, 2012 3:47 pm