• Police say speed played role in fatal Butler County motorcycle accident


    MUDDY CREEK TOWNSHIP, Pa. - Investigators said speed played a role in a fatal motorcycle crash Sunday night in Butler County.

    According to police, Thomas Shaffer, of Slippery Rock, was speeding when he lost control on Route 422 in Muddy Creek Township about 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

    Authorities said Shaffer hit an embankment and was thrown from his bike. He was wearing a helmet.

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