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Man killed in Delwood Road crash identified

May 23, 2018 News Extra

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Donald J. Stewart, 36, of Chicora was pronounced dead at Butler Memorial Hospital following the wreck about 12:15 p.m.

Butler Township police have released the name of the man killed Tuesday afternoon when the car he was driving slammed into a tree along Delwood Road.

Donald J. Stewart, 36, of Chicora was pronounced dead at Butler Memorial Hospital following the wreck about 12:15 p.m.

An autopsy determined he died of internal injuries, said Butler County Deputy Coroner Larry Barr. Results of toxicology tests are pending.

Police said Stewart was westbound when for an unknown reason he lost control of his 2012 Kia Forte. The car traveled across the eastbound lane and went off the road, hitting a pine tree.

Stewart was unresponsive but reportedly had a pulse when emergency crews found him. Investigators said they found suspected drug paraphernalia in the vehicle.

The wreck closed a portion of the road until about 1:40 p.m.

A full story will appear in the Butler Eagle.

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Jim Smith

Jim Smith

Grew up in upstate New York. Earned my Journalism degree in 1983 from the University of Texas at Austin. Worked for two newspapers in Fayette County (Pa.) before starting at the Butler Eagle in 1998.