LEHMAN TOWNSHIP– Friends say Aaron Setzer and Chelsea Engle loved being parents and doted on their 15-month-old son, Levi.
Witnesses said the couple was killed instantly Saturday night when Setzer’s motorcycle crashed into a utility pole on Route 29 in Lehman Township.
Police said it appears speed may have played a factor, and that the two were not wearing helmets.
The crash took place just a short distance from the Setzer family’s home.
Family members said Aaron and other relatives had gathered to do some work to get the home ready for a graduation party.
Dean Kreidler met Setzer when he was 8, and played on teams alongside him for a decade.
“He was funny, tried to put a smile on everybody’s face, hard worker, never complained about anything. He is just going to be missed,” said Kreidler. “He has taken that curve hundreds of thousands of times. His house is right there. I don’t know what could have happened and I don’t think anyone ever will.”
Friends said Chelsea Engle also had a bright future.
After several years working at the Dunkin’ Donuts in Forty Fort she recently reached her goal of becoming a massage therapist.
Team leader Jake Carr said that Engle’s goal was to help people live a healthier life.
“That was all she cared about, that and her child,” said Carr.
Workers at the donut shop are pooling their tips and donating them to Engle’s family.