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Police identify man killed in Indiana Township crash

Brian C. Rittmeyer
| Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, 10:18 p.m.
A man was killed when he was thrown from his truck Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, on Saxonburg Boulevard in Indiana Township.
Brian Rittmeyer | Tribune-Review
A man was killed when he was thrown from his truck Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, on Saxonburg Boulevard in Indiana Township.
A man was killed when he was thrown from his truck Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, on Saxonburg Boulevard in Indiana Township.
Brian Rittmeyer | Tribune-Review
A man was killed when he was thrown from his truck Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, on Saxonburg Boulevard in Indiana Township.
A man was killed when he was thrown from his truck Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, on Saxonburg Boulevard in Indiana Township.
Brian Rittmeyer | Tribune-Review
A man was killed when he was thrown from his truck Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, on Saxonburg Boulevard in Indiana Township.

Authorities have identified a man killed in an Indiana Township crash Sunday night.

Douglas Bertha Sr., 61, of West Deer was thrown from his pickup about 8:50 p.m. on Saxonburg Boulevard.

The crash happened in the 3800 block of Saxonburg Boulevard. Bertha had been heading north; the pickup appeared to have rolled several times, Indiana police Sgt. Steve Colucci said.

Bertha was dead at the scene, Colucci said.

Police believe speed was a factor in the crash. They did not immediately know what caused Bertha to lose control.

Accident reconstructionists from the Northern Regional and West Deer police departments were expected to help with the investigation, Colucci said.

Brian Rittmeyer is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Brian at 724-226-4701, brittmeyer@tribweb.com or via Twitter @BCRittmeyer.

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