Overnight fatal crash leaves one dead, Police investigating

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UPDATE 8/4: A victim has been identified in a one vehicle crash in Spring Township after an autopsy was conducted by the Centre County Coroner’s Office.

Jason E. Carroll, 42, of Walker Township, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Deputy Coroner Debra Smeal said that the autopsy determined that the cause and manner of the death was accidental and from blunt force trauma due to the motor vehicle crash.

According to the police report, Spring Township police were on patrol when they discovered the vehicle down over an embankment in a soybean field.

After alerting fire and EMS, officers discovered Carroll who was later pronounced dead at the scene by the coroner’s office.

Police said that officers began to search the immediate area and used a drone to assist with seeing if there were any other occupants in the vehicle. No other occupants were located.

This is still an ongoing investigation and is pending toxicology results.

The original story can be found below.

SPRING TOWNSHIP. CENTRE COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — One person is dead after an overnight crash in Spring Township, Centre County.

Centre County Deputy Coroner Debra Smeal says the crash happened around 1 a.m. this morning on Zion Road in Spring Township, when the driver left the road way, crashed into a field and was ejected from the vehicle.

Smeal adds that the driver was not wearing a seat belt and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Bellefonte EMA, Logan Fire Company, Undine Fire Company and Spring Township Police all assisted at the scene. An autopsy will be performed on Monday.

Spring Township Police and the Coroner’s office are currently investigating the cause of the crash.

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