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Police Reports: Sen. Fetterman Speeding Before Crash

The senator and his wife were in a crash Sunday.

John Fetterman speaking. File photo. Credit: PA Internet News Service

U.S. Sen. John Fetterman, a Democrat who represents Pennsylvania, was found by the Maryland State Police to be at fault for a two-vehicle crash that occurred Sunday morning.

The crash happened just before 8 a.m. in Washington County, which is on the Pennsylvania border.

The state police report, which was published by Politics PA, said Fetterman, 54, was driving a 2021 Chevrolet Traverse with his wife, Gisele Fetterman, when he rear-ended a 2013 Chevrolet Impala.

A witness reported seeing Fetterman’s vehicle speeding “well over” the 70 mph limit just before the crash, state police said.

The other driver, a 62-year-old woman, sustained minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital, according to state police.

The Fettermans also reported injuries and were taken to the same hospital for treatment, state police said.

Sunday marked the couple’s 16th wedding anniversary, a day Gisele Fetterman said in a social media video was “the worst anniversary ever.”

After the crash, Sen. Fetterman shared that the couple were both recovering at home in Braddock, which is outside of Pittsburgh. He said they were using frozen peas and Tylenol to recover.

State police noted neither alcohol nor drugs were believed to be involved.

No citations were issued against either driver as of earlier this week.

Both vehicles involved in the crash sustained significant damage and were towed from the scene. The front airbags deployed in the Fettermans’ Traverse, but not in the Impala, state police said.

Sen. Fetterman, who resides in western Pennsylvania, was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2022 after serving as the state’s lieutenant governor. He suffered a stroke in 2022 and has since recovered.

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