Deadly Crash in Schuylkill County

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RYAN TOWNSHIP -- A man died after a crash in Schuylkill County.

It happened on Burma Road near Saint Clair around 1:30 p.m. Monday.

State police say Paul Winans, 54, of Mahanoy City, side-swiped another vehicle while trying to pass it.  His vehicle went off the road and hit a tree.

He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Schuylkill County coroner.

Two people in the other vehicle were not hurt.

The road was shut down while police investigated the crash.


  • Mandy

    I can’t even say how many times I have seen people in that area try to pass someone and the other car speeds up so they can’t get by. This person was in a passing zone so just let them pass. Are they going too fast? Yes they probably are but is it really OK to kill someone just because they want to go around you. People need to grow up and when you decide to not let someone go around they can kill someone innocent coming the other way. I hope the driver in this case didn’t do that but I can’t help but wonder.

  • Reg

    Yup….surprised this doesn’t happen more often! I drive this road to and from work every day and drive between 45 and 50 mph and these morons yes MORONS treat this road like a race track ( you idiots know who you are!) they blow by you like your standing still and don’t think twice about it….especially in the morning going towards St. Clair. Even tonight around 8:30 some A- hole in a red SUV tore by me like the hammers of hell not even a quarter mile from where this occurred!! PSP needs to step up the traffic enforcement from what they are already doing and be more present catching these maniacs in the morning just as much as they are doing in the late evening!

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