Friday, November 27, 2020

Victim Identified in Fatal ATV Crash near Ashland

The Schuylkill County Coroner's Office has identified the victim of a fatal ATV crash in Butler Township Friday evening.

Just before 7:00pm, Friday, emergency personnel were dispatched to an area of land between Ashland and Locust Dale in Butler Township for an ATV accident.

A short time later, a Schuylkill County official was called to the scene.

One other person, a male, was transported to an area hospital with unknown injuries.

Deputy Coroner Andrew Szczyglak, pronounced Jennifer Burke, 41, of Ashland, dead at the scene at 7:45pm.

Szczyglak said that a virtual autopsy is scheduled for Saturday.

Fountain Springs Fire, Lavelle Fire, Washington Rescue, Washington Ambulance, Shenandoah Ambulance, Butler Township Police, and State Police are also at the scene.

Butler Township Police are investigating the crash.

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