Authorities are investigating a crash in Bradford County, Pennsylvania that claimed the life of an Athens man and his 1-year-old son.

Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News (file)
Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News (file)


Township police reportedly saw a car speeding on Sheshequin Road at around 10 p.m. March 22 before the vehicle plunged into the Susquehanna River.

The bodies of 29-year-old Derek Marshall and 1-year-old Maddox were recovered at around 3:15 p.m. March 23.  The child’s mother, Marshall’s girlfriend, Emily Hoey, made it out of the water and was found on the riverbank.  She was treated at an area hospital.

Authorities have not said who was driving the car or how fast it was going.

Autopsies are scheduled for the man and child March 25.


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