Two killed in Westmoreland County crash

HEMPFIELD TWP., Pa. — Two people were killed in a crash in Westmoreland County on Saturday evening.

The Westmoreland County Coroner identified the two people as Walter J. Gardner, 61, and Catherine M. Gardner, 58, both of Jeannette.

Police said the crash occurred in the 400 block of Agnew Road, Hempfield Township shortly before 5:45 p.m. Saturday.

Walter Gardner was driving a 2001 Ford F-150 north on Agnew Road, when for unknown reasons the vehicle went off the road, down an embankment into a wooded area, rolled over and came to rest in a small creek.

Catherine Gardner was a passenger in the vehicle. Both suffered blunt force trauma to the head and torso, and were pronounced dead at the scene. Neither was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, according to a news release.

Police continue to investigate.