Police: Delco man crashes while reading text message

August 10, 2011 7:47:33 AM PDT
Police say a Delaware County man crashed his car early Wednesday morning while reading a text message.

The crash happened on Rose Valley Road at Old Mill Lane in Rose Valley, Pa.

Investigators say 39-year-old Claudio Kuhn of Rose Valley was driving his silver Toyota Camry around 1:30 a.m. when he received a text message from a friend stating "The Phillies won."

While reading the message, police say Kuhn took his eyes off the road while going around a curve and lost control.

The car crashed into a 40 foot tree, knocking it down.

Police say speed played a part in the crash.

There was no immediate work on if Kuhn would be facing any charges.