Hanover man killed in high speed crash early Sunday morning

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Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a crash that killed a Hanover man.

Investigators say, 22-year-old Jesse Allen Heiser was killed, when his vehicle, traveling at a high rate of speed along Pine Grove Road, in Union Township, Adams County, struck a utility pole.

It happened around 1:30 a.m. Sunday.

After hitting the pole, the vehicle struck several mailboxes, traveling close to 400-feet before coming to a stop, just off the northbound lane of Pine Grove Road, according to police.

State troopers say Heiser was wearing a seat belt, but died at the scene.


  • Barbara Baumgardner

    I am Jesse’s aunt and we think Jesse might have fallen asleep at the wheel. He has always had a good head on his shoulders and was always a very responsible young man. It wasn’t typical for Jesse to drive fast. A friend was behind him that night and said that all of a sudden Jesse sped up crossed the center line clipped a utility pole and took out mailboxes. It wouldn’t have made any sense for Jesse to speed up at that point, he was less than a 1/4 mile from his driveway. There was no alcohol involved. He also was the kind of young man that would call his parents to come get him if he had been drinking. He was not using his cell phone either. He was an awesome young person who could relate to anyone, young or old. Our hearts are broken and it is hard to see people post negative comments about a person they know nothing about.

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