Marketplace   Menu Guide   Complete Pages      
butler eagle
Site last updated: Saturday, September 20, 2014 Bookmark our site!
Local PennsylvaniaNationalInternationalNews Extras  
Published: June 19, 2014 print this article Print save this article Save email this article Email ENLARGE TEXT increase font decrease font

Police say fatal crash may have been suicide



Court records showed that a Butler Township man who may have intentionally crashed his car into another vehicle, killing himself and the other driver, had repeatedly threatened to kill himself.
An ex-girlfriend, following a third attempted suicide by Michael H. Reid, last month apparently moved to have Reid placed in a mental health facility.
Along with suicidal tendencies, the 38-year-old Reid had a violent streak.
When he died, three different women — two former girlfriends and an ex-wife — all had protective orders against him, according to Butler County court records.
“Everyone he knows, fears him,” one of those women recently claimed in court papers.
State police believe Reid was drunk and speeding west in a Dodge Neon in the eastbound lane of Route 68 near Buhl Road in Forward Township about 11:15 p.m. Wednesday when he collided with a Jeep Cherokee.
Hannah D. Swigart, 36, of Butler, who was headed home from work in the Jeep, traveling in the eastbound lane, died instantly. So did Reid.
Police say there is a strong possibility that the crash was intentional. Reid told police in a cell phone call just before the crash, “You won’t see me. I’ll be dead by the morning. You’ll read about me in the paper tomorrow.”





Back
Comments
Order Photos!
 
MORE NEWS HEADLINES
arrow Joint police slowed by talks
arrow Jolting technology to fight ash borer
arrow Community pays tribute
arrow Election Day prep under way
 
MOST READ ARTICLES
arrow Man dies in 3-vehicle crash on Route 68
arrow Long funeral procession shows love of young boy
arrow County man dies in Route 68 crash
arrow POLICE REPORTS