- posted 8 years ago
A 65-year-old man was killed Saturday afternoon when he lost control of his 1970 Plymouth Barracuda on Del. 896 (Summit Bridge Road) in Glasgow and slammed into a pole, police said.
The victim's name was not released.
The crash was reported at 4:39 p.m. on Summit Bridge Road, 400 feet north of Sweethollow Drive, said state police Sgt. Paul Shavack.
The driver was heading north at a high rate of speed on Summit Bridge Road when he lost control of his car, Shavack said.
The vehicle rotated 90 degrees clockwise, veered off the right side of the road and slammed into a utility pole, Shavack said.
The victim was thrown from the car, and the vehicle split into three sections, with the engine block traveling 100 feet from the point of impact, he said.
The utility pole was sheared in half.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
Prior to the incident, the car ran out of gas on the right shoulder of Summit Bridge Road, south of Howell School Road, and family members brought the victim gasoline.
After he was gassed up, the driver took off at a high rate of speed and crashed, Shavack said.
The northbound roadway was closed at Howell School Road for three hours while the crash was investigated and the wreckage was cleared.