Updates on the Cheltenham Township car crash

We’ve reported on the serious car crash that occurred during the overnight hours of Sunday, January 18th in Cheltenham Township. A Honda carrying 5 people crashed into utility poles at Greenwood and Hedgerow Avenues. All 5 people were taken to the hospital and one has died. An autopsy revealed the cause of death as being multiple blunt impact injuries. Police have identified the deceased as Nicholas Bednarek, 20, of Abington.

Yesterday, Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin R. Steele and Cheltenham Township Acting Police Chief John Slavin announced a joint investigation into the crash.

“This is every parent’s worst nightmare, and our hearts go out to Nicholas’s family and the other families. We pray for a full recovery of all of the young people,” said DA Steele. “These crash investigations, especially one involving a death, take time, and we are in the early stages of the investigation.”

According to investigators, officers at the scene found open bottles of alcohol in the car.

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