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Father, 29, and his one-year-old son are killed after he crashed vehicle into a Pennsylvania river 

Father, 29, and his one-year-old son are killed after he crashed his vehicle into a Pennsylvania river

  • Derek Marshall, 29, and one-year-old son Maddox died in a vehicle crash Friday
  • An officer said he saw Marshall’s vehicle traveling at a high speed before crash 
  • Marshall and Maddox died at the scene, but his girlfriend, Emily Hoey, survived

A father and his one-year-old son died over the weekend after their car crashed into a Pennsylvania river.   

The bodies of Derek Marshall, 29, and his one-year-old son Maddox were recovered from the Susquehanna River at about 3.15pm on Saturday.

Police in Bradford County say an Athens Township officer saw a vehicle traveling at high speed Friday night. 

The bodies of Derek Marshall, 29, and his one-year-old son Maddox (above) were recovered from the Susquehanna River at about 3.15pm on Saturday. Police say Marshall’s girlfriend, Emily Hoey (pictured), 31 of Athens, survived

Derek Marshall

Maddox Marshall

Police in Bradford County say an Athens Township officer saw a vehicle traveling at high speed Friday night. It’s unclear how fast Marshall (pictured with his son) was traveling at the time of the crash

It’s unclear how fast Marshall was traveling at the time of the crash.  

Minutes after losing sight of the vehicle, he responded to a report of someone in the river, police said.

Water rescue crews from the surrounding area were called and helped search on Friday night and again Saturday morning.

Marshall and Maddox were discovered Saturday afternoon. 

Police say Marshall’s girlfriend, Emily Hoey, 31 of Athens, was able to escape and make it to shore. 

She was treated at a hospital.

Allie Campbell of Ulster, who works at the Ulster Recycling Center where some of the rescue boats accessed the river, told WNEP she saw search vessels ‘all over the Susquehanna River’.

‘The current is very strong,’ she said. ‘It is very hard, it is very sad. … Everybody knows everybody in a small community.’

Hoey (right), 31 of Athens, was able to escape and make it to shore. She was treated at a hospital

Hoey (right), 31 of Athens, was able to escape and make it to shore. She was treated at a hospital

Minutes after losing sight of the vehicle, he responded to a report of someone in the river, police said. Water rescue crews from the surrounding area were called and helped search on Friday night and again Saturday morning

Minutes after losing sight of the vehicle, he responded to a report of someone in the river, police said. Water rescue crews from the surrounding area were called and helped search on Friday night and again Saturday morning

Marshall and Maddox were discovered in the river Saturday afternoon

Marshall and Maddox were discovered in the river Saturday afternoon

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