Plum man killed in Saltsburg Road rollover |

Plum man killed in Saltsburg Road rollover

Jason Bridge | Trib Total Media
A Chevrolet Tracker went through a business sign before coming to a rest where a victim was pronounced dead along Saltsburg Road in Plum on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014.

A Plum man was found dead early Friday outside an overturned SUV along Saltsburg Road in Plum, authorities said.

The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s office identified the victim as Jack Balson, 28.

Balson’s body was found about 7 a.m., Plum police said. It remains unclear when the dark Chevrolet Geo Tracker flipped over near 7995 Saltsburg Road. The vehicle partly destroyed a sign at Bradley’s Professional Auto. Balson was less than a mile from his home on Willow Village Drive.

“It appears to be a one-vehicle crash with one occupant,” said Plum police Lt. Lanny Conley.

“He came around a bend and entered into the other lane and over-corrected and then back across the road to a hillside, where the vehicle rolled,” Conley said.

The lieutenant said police Sgt. Eric Zdobinski is doing an accident reconstruction.

An autopsy is planned. A spokesman for the medical examiner’s office said a report likely wouldn’t be available until Saturday.

Chuck Biedka is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-226-4711 or [email protected].

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