Saturday fatal accident in Union County


BUFFALO TWP — An Avis, Pa man was killed in a two-vehicle crash along Route 45 in Union County Saturday evening. State Police inMiltonsay 24-year old, Rodney Merrifield Jr., was pronounced dead at the scene of the11pmcrash nearJohnson Mill RoadinUnionCounty’sBuffaloTownship.


Police say Merrifield was pulled off along the side of Route 45 when another vehicle driven by 67-year old, Ross Jarrett of Mifflinburg, tried to make a U-turn and struck Merrifield’s vehicle. It happened around11:15 p.m.A passenger in Merrifield’s vehicle, 24-year old Michael Bowes ofJerseyShore, was taken to the hospital with moderate injuries. He was treated and released.


Passengers in Jarrett’s vehicle: 31-year old, Qaisha Jacobs Narveaz and 18-year old Deja Jacobs, both of Lewisburg, suffered moderate injuries. They too were treated and released. A 10-year old in the vehicle suffered minor injuries and a 1-year-old was not injured. Police say the investigation into that crash continues. (Sara Lauver)



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