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Portersville man dies when truck rolls over in Worth Twp.

March 20, 2017 News Extra

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WORTH TWP — State Police say speed was a factor in a one-vehicle rollover crash Sunday evening that killed a 32-year-old Portersville man.

Scott Edward O'Donnell died at the scene of the wreck during which he was thrown out of his pickup truck. He was not wearing a seat belt.

Police said O'Donnell was westbound on West Liberty Road in Worth Township about 7 p.m. when he lost control of his truck while traveling a bend. The pickup went off the north side of the road and traveled about 300 feet before hitting a culvert.

The vehicle rolled over as many as three times and ended on its roof in a field. O'Donnell's body was found about 30 feet from the truck.

There apparently were no witnesses. A passing motorist discovered the wreck and notified 911.

Butler County Deputy Coroner Larry Barr pronounced O'Donnell dead about 8:30 p.m. Barr listed the cause of death as severe injuries to the head and chest.

There was no autopsy but standard toxicology testing will be conducted

The Slippery Rock Volunteer Fire Company assisted at the scene.

The Smith Funeral Home in Slippery Rock is handling funeral arrangements.

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