Mount Carmel woman critical after a crash
COAL TOWNSHIP — Four people were hurt in a crash on Route 61 near Ranshaw Tuesday afternoon. Police say an SUV driven by 60-year-old David Ratzlaff of Shamokin swerved into oncoming traffic to avoid another car turning. Ratzlaff struck an oncoming vehicle driven by Howard Splitt Sr. of Mount Carmel.
Ratzlaff’s wife, 60-year-old Marilyn Ratzlaff, had to be cut from the vehicle. Splitt was traveling with his mother, Hazle Rooney, who is listed in critical condition at Geisinger Medical Center. The Ratzlaff’s were treated and released from Geisinger. Route 61 was closed for about an hour following the crash yesterday. (Ali Stevens)