BRANDON WEIDOW WAS HOT-RODDING AT 32 MPH OVER THE LIMIT AND HIS BLOOD ALCOHOL WAS THREE TIMES THE LEGAL LIMIT
From Bradford Era
The second trial of a Byrnedale man, charged in a fiery 2012 crash that claimed the life of his passenger, has ended in a first-time guilty verdict. An Elk County jury on Friday found 27-year-old Brandon Weidow guilty of homicide by vehicle with DUI and related charges in the death of 23-year-old Savannah Straub of St. Marys. ….MORE
From Endeavor News Court records show that when Weidow was extricated from the car, his feet pointed toward the pedals on the driver side floor and the rest of his body was lying across the passenger side seat. The victim, 23-year-old Savannah Straub, was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene…..MORE
From Nashua Telegraph
Ridgway-based state police say Brandon Michael Weidow, 24, Byrnedale, was driving a 1991 Mercury Cougar north on Route 255 near Cleveland Street shortly before 3 a.m. The vehicle went out of control and hit a tree, a guiderail and the retaining wall of a bridge. Savannah Opal Straub, 23, St. Marys, a passenger, was thrown from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.
In one of the most bizarre remembrances for a drunk driving victim, the front yard of a house in which Weidow left the roadway and killed Savannah Straub was turned into a mock cemetery, an annual Halloween rite for the homeowners, and dedicated in 2012 to the woman’s memory.
They have been creating the display for ten years and this year holds special meaning. It is dedicated to Savannah Straub of Saint Marys who died in July when a car she was in hit a tree in their front yard.
“She was a good family friend and her relatives said she was into Halloween. We weren’t going to have Halloween this year, but they said do it and that so I decided to do a dedication in her memory. We hope her relatives like what we did ” said Shadduck. ….MORE