A Newberry Township man was killed Sunday night when the vehicle he was driving crashed into a tree in Fairview Township.

Eric Shafer, 19, of Erney Road, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to York County Deputy Coroner Steve Cosey. No autopsy is planned.

Fairview Township Police said the crash happened about 9:25 p.m. on Silver Lake Road, just west of Emanuel Road.

His passenger, Shawn Butler, 20, of New Cumberland, was taken to Hershey Medical Center for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

Police said they continue to investigate, and that speed appears to have been a factor in the crash.


Eric Shafer, 19, was killed when the vehicle he was driving crashed into a tree along Silver Lake Road in Fairview Twp. on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013. A
Eric Shafer, 19, was killed when the vehicle he was driving crashed into a tree along Silver Lake Road in Fairview Twp. on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013. A passenger was injured, police said. (Courtesy of Fairview Twp. Police)