2 killed after vehicles go into creek

BUTLER (AP) – Authorities say a crash in Butler County involving a van and a pickup truck sent both vehicles down an embankment and into a creek, killing both drivers.

Butler Township police said the eastbound van apparently went through a stop sign and collided with the southbound truck just before 7:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Police said both vehicles went through a guiderail, down an embankment and into the Little Connoquenessing Creek.

Police said 85-year-old Thomas Shaffer of Ellwood City and 66-year-old Glenn Davis Jr. of Harrisville were killed.

The crash remains under investigation.