Marple Newtown grad tragically dies in accident Saturday

(Flowers and other items left at scene where Andrew lost control of his vehicle early Saturday morning. PHOTO: YC.NEWS/NEWS SHARE/NIK HATZIEFSTATHIOU)

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (YC) – A community is mourning the loss of a young man after he lost control of his vehicle early Saturday morning.

Andrew Shelly, a 20-year-old from Newtown Square lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a fence.

The accident happened just after 6:30 a.m. Saturday at Saint Davids Road and Mill View Lane in Newtown Square.

Police said they believe Andrew may have fallen asleep at the wheel as no evasive maneuvers appeared to have been used based on conditions at the scene, but the investigation is ongoing according to authorities.

Concerned neighbors who live in the development at the intersection of Saint Davids Road and Mill View Lane called Newtown Square Police Saturday afternoon after vehicles were traveling at a high rate of speed as dozens of former classmates, friends and loved ones were placing flowers and notes by the fence.

Newtown Sq. Police placed traffic cones and a large LED sign in an effort to slow vehicles down near the crash site.

Andrew graduated from Marple Newtown High School & is a student of Williamson College of the Trades.