Motorcycle accident in Columbia County

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BLOOMSBURG — A motorcycle accident has been reported in Columbia County.  According to county communications, the accident is on Route 487 near Interstate 80 in Scott Township.  At least one injury has been reported.  The accident was reported just after 3:00p.m.   Life Flight was headed to the scene, but the request was canceled.  Use caution if you are traveling in the area.  We will update you with details as they become available.  (Codi Jade) Follow

Crash on Interstate 80, Columbia County

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BLOOMSBURG — A crash has been reported on Interstate 80 in Columbia County.  According to Columbia County Communications, the accident is in the eastbound lane of I-80 in the area of mile marker 244, just before the rest stop.  The two-vehicle accident reportedly involves a car and a tractor-trailer.   The car rolled over and one person was said to be trapped inside for a time, but is now out of the car.  The crash was reported around 3:15p.m.  Use caution if you are traveling in the area.  We will update you with more details as they become available.  (Codi Jade)  Follow

Sunbury man critical after head-on crash

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LOCUST GAP – A Sunbury man remains hospitalized in critical condition following a head-on crash Sunday morning.  Police say 27-year-old Andrew Ray was traveling along Route 901 between Locust Gap and Locust Summit when 28-year-old Joshua Griffiths of Coal Township tried to pass a vehicle and struck Ray head-on.   Ray was taken to Geisinger Medical Center following the crash around 4:30 a.m. He is listed in critical condition.  Griffiths had a minor injury. Follow

Life Flight responds to Aristes accident

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ARISTES — Life Flight was called to a motor vehicle accident in Columbia County Thursday afternoon.  According to Emergency Services, the accident was on Ringtown Road in Aristes around 3:00p.m.  Motorists say Life Flight landed at a baseball field in the area. Volunteers controlled traffic for a time.  We will update you with more details as they become available.  (Codi Jade) Follow

Accident on Market Street in Sunbury

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SUNBURY — A motor vehicle accident was reported in Sunbury Wednesday afternoon.  According to Northumberland County Communications, the accident was on Market and South Tenth Street.  Injuries were reported, but no word on the severity.  The accident was reported just after 4:00p.m.   Traffic was said to be slow on Market Street for about an hour.  (Codi Jade) Follow

Accidents across The Valley

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UNDATED — Several accidents are being reported across The Valley Tuesday afternoon and evening.   Emergency responders are reminding motorists to slow down and use caution.  They recommend avoiding travel if possible.  Motorists are reporting very slippery conditions in Northumberland, Snyder, Union, Montour and Columbia Counties. Among the reported accidents was a crash on Route 35 between South Street and Middle Creek Road in Snyder County.  The accident reported around 7:30p.m. was reportedly blocking traffic.  Snyder County Communications also reported an accident at Route 35 and Produce Road in Washington Township.  The accident was reported around 6:15p.m. and was said to involve a tractor trailer and an injury has been reported. Northumberland County Communications report an accident…

Dewart man hospitalized after a milk truck crash

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SELINSGROVE — A Dewart man sustained major injuries after crashing his tanker truck on Routes 11 and 15 southbound near Selinsgrove.  State police say 68-year-old Robert Hill lost control of the rig on the on-ramp to the bypass around 3:15 p.m.   Hill was taken to Geisinger Medical Center and is listed in serious condition.  The tanker was filled with milk and the ramp was closed for a time while the milk was cleaned up and the truck was cleared from the scene.  (Ali Stevens) Follow

Columbia County crash now claims two lives

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DANVILLE — A woman driving a car that crashed last week, killing her granddaughter, has succumbed to her own injuries. The Press Enterprise reports 54-year-old Janice Petroff died Wednesday after suffering complications from her accident injuries.   The Berwick woman was at the wheel eight days ago when her vehicle slid off of Martzville Road near Berwick. Her 19-month-old granddaughter died in the crash when the car hit a utility pole. A GoFundMe.com site set up for the family after Emma’s death had raised $8,000 as of last night. Follow

AUDIO HERE: Watch for motorcycles as temps rise

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DORNSIFE — Some motorcycle enthusiasts are counting down the days until spring — and WKOK is reminding drivers to keep an eye out for motorcycles as the warm weather approaches.  When temperatures reached the mid-50’s this past week, several bikes were seen cruising across The Valley.  We spoke with a couple last year who nearly died when a car pulled into the path of their motorcycle.   Dornsife couple Dale Williard and his wife Lisa were nearly killed in July of 2013 when they were riding their motorcycle.  “I was just driving along, minding my own business, when out of nowhere this indivual pulled out right in front of me,” Williard said.  “I don’t even…

Four unidentified teens injured in accident

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CENTRALIA — Four unidentified teenagers were injured in an accident Saturday in Columbia County.  According to state police in Bloomsburg, a 17-year-old from Shamokin was driving a truck east on Midvalley Road in Conyngham Township, when he failed to stop at a stop sign at Route 42.  The truck traveled across Route 42, down an embankment and struck a tree.   The driver and his three passengers were all transported to Geisinger Medical Center.  Police say the driver sustained moderate injuries.  A 16-year-old passenger from Coal Township suffered serious injuries.  A 14-year-old passenger from Mount Carmel suffered moderate injuries.  A 15-year-old passenger from Coal Township sustained a minor injury.  Due to their age, the victims…