Police: Man Killed in Crash Was Driving Stolen Vehicle |
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SHAMOKIN DAM - The Danville man who was killed in an accident near on Route 11 Saturday was driving a car he stole from a Buckhorn bar, authorities said.
State police at Selinsgrove said Michael P. Weatherill, 42, of Danville, died at the scene of the 2:45 p.m. crash just north of Tedd's Landing.
The Press-Enterprise, Bloomsburg, cited police in saying Weatherhill allegedly stole the 1999 blue Buick Regal he was driving from outside the RD's Roadhouse.
Police said Weatherhill was traveling south at a high rate of speed when he passed another vehicle, then lost control of the car. It left the road, struck a rock encroachment and flipped several times, landing on its roof. It slid approximately 300 feet on its roof before striking the back of a Ford Focus, driven by a 17-year-old from Danville, which was stopped at the time. Weatherhill was partially ejected, police said.
The driver and the passenger of the Focus, Chelsalyn Jade Corcoran, 18, of Northumberland, were uninjured. The Focus had minor damage.
Weatherhill was pronounced dead at the scene by Snyder County Coroner Bruce Hummel.
In July 2012, Weatherhill was involved in another accident when he fell asleep behind the wheel of a car and crashed into 14 cars in the Jack Metzer car lot along Route 11 between Bloomsburg and Danville, the Bloomsburg paper reported.