DuBois, PA – The driver who caused a double fatal crash in September was found to be under the influence of drugs at the time.

Jefferson County Coroner Brenda Shumaker says that toxicology results showed that 32-year-old Corey Williams had high levels of methamphetamine and amphetamines in his system.

Williams had lost control of his Jeep on Route 219 on Sept. 17 and struck the car driven by 33-year-old Patrick Straub. Both drivers were pronounced dead at the scene.

DuBois City Police Chief Blaine Clark says Straub’s death proves the extent of the drug problem that our area is facing.

Chief Clark also says it’s a tragedy that affects both families.

Listen to the full interview with Chief Blaine Clark.

As a way of remembering Officer Straub, who had worked for DuBois City Police and Sandy Township Police, the departments will be holding fundraisers to support Straub’s wife and young child.

The DuBois City Police has kicked off No Shave November early, and officers can pay a fee to grow out a beard to raise money for the family.

They will also hold a benefit dinner in the near future.