Car slides into Exeter creek, driver taken home by passer-by

An Exeter man driving east on Route 562 in Exeter Tuesday morning, Jan. 14, 2014, went off the road and drove into the Owatin Creek. Exeter police and the Exeter Fire Company were on the scene of the accident while a tow truck pulled the vehicle out of the water. The fire company placed absorbent material in the creek in case any fluids leaked from the vehicle. (Photo by John Strickler/The Mercury)
An Exeter firefighter places absorbent material in the Owatin Creek after a car went into it Tuesday morning, Jan. 14, 2014. (Photo by John Strickler/The Mercury)

EXETER — Police are investigating what caused a car to slide off the road and into a creek Tuesday around 9:30 a.m.

Stephen Lutz, 41, of Exeter, was taken to his house by a passer-by before being taken to Reading Hospital and Medical Center in West Reading to be examined, police said.

According to police, Lutz was driving his silver sedan east on Route 562 when it left the roadway, traveled approximately 100 yards, and landed in Owatin Creek.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.