Friendship man killed in single-vehicle crash

A Friendship man died in a Monday morning crash in Preston Township, according to the Adams County Sheriff’s Office.

Emergency responders were called to State Highway 13 just south of Cree Avenue at 6:29 a.m.

Investigators said the vehicle driven by Earl Manning, 79, drifted off the roadway, struck an embankment, overturned and struck a tree.

Manning was extricated and transferred to a local hospital before being flown to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield, where he was pronounced dead.

Deputies said Manning was not wearing a seat belt and alcohol is not believed to be a factor.