One person was killed in a weekend vehicle accident in Fairview Township.
According to State Police, just after 1PM on Sunday, September 2, 2019, 51-year old Katherine Steighner of Petrolia was driving on Fairview Road when she failed to negotiate a curve near Old Surface Mine Operation Road. The vehicle slid on the wet roadway, hit a hillside, and then rolled onto the passenger side of the SUV. The vehicle then started to spin and hit into some trees on the driver’s side.
Katherine Steighner was taken to Butler Memorial Hospital for unknown injuries. Her passenger, 57-year-old Dennis Steighner, also from Petrolia, was taken to UPMC Presbyterian for his injuries but was later pronounced dead.
A third passenger, 27-year-old Jessica Steighner of Petrolia was not injured.
Members of the Butler Ambulance Service, Petrolia VFD, and Karns City VFD assisted at the scene.