Crash puts two Bloomsburg men in hospital

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              MAINVILLE – Two Bloomsburg men are in the hospital after a crash in Columbia County Tuesday night. 21-year-old Jonathan Schmidt was driving on Route 339 near Mountain Pink Road around 11:30p.m when he lost control of his car while negotiating a curve. State police say the car left the roadway, struck an embankment and rolled five times. Schmidt and his passenger, 22-year-old Wesley Cameron were taken to Geisinger Medical Center for treatment. Schmidt is listed in fair condition and Cameron is in critical condition. State police have cited Schmidt for speeding.(Jennifer Wakeman)   Follow

Two teens hurt in a Northumberland County Crash

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TREVORTON – Two teens were hospitalized at Geisinger Medical Center following a crash near Trevorton Tuesday afternoon.  State police say 18-year-old Cody Spade of Dornsife and 18-year-old Mark Johnson of Red Cross, were transported by ambulance to Geisinger Medical Center and they are both listed in fair condition.   The teens were traveling in a car on Route 225 when the car slid out of control and was airborne before crashing into a utility pole.  The car landed on its roof. The News Item reports a passerby helped the teens out of the car.  Route 225 was closed for a time while the wreckage was removed.  The investigation continues and state police say speed may…

One injury after a crash in Shamokin Township

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PAXINOS – One person was injured Sunday afternoon in a crash in Shamokin Township, Northumberland County.  State police say 20-year-old Alexander Michael of Sunbury was traveling north on Fir Road near Hosta Road when he lost control of his car and drove off the road.   The car struck a tree and Michael sustained unknown injuries.  He was taken to Geisinger Medical Center, but his condition was not available.  No other vehicles were involved in the crash. (Ali Stevens) Follow

Two Valley emergency calls overnight

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  UNDATED – There were two emergency calls overnight in The Valley: Around 11pm, a vehicle hit a pole along Route 61 and the road was closed for about an hour. No word on injuries or other details in that incident. Around 5am, a kitchen fire saw Union and Snyder County volunteers summoned to a location on Laurel Drive in Hartley Township, Union County. That fire was out quickly this morning. Follow

Mifflinburg bike accident victim improving

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              DANVILLE – A man injured Monday in a bicycle accident is improving. 25-year-old Timothy Zimmerman was riding a bike on Green Ridge Road in Union County when a car driven by 21-year-old Cassandra Hourlland hit the bicycle. Zimmerman was thrown about 50 feet, impacting the car’s hood and roof. He has been upgraded from critical to serious condition at Geisinger Medical Center (Jennifer Wakeman) Follow

Man seriously injured in a motorcycle crash


MOUNT PLEASANT MILLS – A Mount Pleasant Mills man remains hospitalized in serious condition following a motorcycle crash on Sunday in Snyder County.  State police say 49-year-old Eugene Bowersox failed to stop for a pickup truck making a left turn off of Route 104 at Heister Valley Road.   Bowersox struck the back of the truck with his motorcycle.  He was flown to Geisinger Medical Center with major injuries following the crash around 5 p.m.  Troopers say Bowersox was wearing a helmet.  (Ali Stevens) Follow

Little League champs’ great-grandfather killed in crash


BEAVERTOWN – A Beavertown man, whose great-grandson played for Red Land in the Little League World Series, has died from injuries sustained in a car accident.  88-year-old Harold Wagner was turning left from Routes 11 and 15 onto Route 104 in Perry County Sunday, when he drove into the path of a southbound vehicle.   Wagner was heading home to Beavertown at the time of the crash, after watching his great-grandson, Cole Wagner of Lewisberry, play in a baseball tournament.  Harold Wagner died on Monday from injuries sustained in the Sunday crash.  Cole Wagner was a pitcher for the Red Land team that made it to the final game against Japan in the Little League…

Three injuries in a Turbotville accident


TURBOTVILLE – Three people were taken to Geisinger Medical Center following a crash in the Turbotville borough on Saturday.  State police say 23-year-old Jeffrey Stroup of Muncy was traveling east on Route 54,  slowed to turn onto Comley Road,  and pulled in front of a vehicle driven by 41-year-old Walter Tyson of Danville.   The two vehicles collided and Tyson and Stroup were both injured, along with Tyson’s passenger, 33-year-old Jennifer Tyson.  They were all taken to Geisinger, where they were treated and released.  Two children in Tyson’s vehicle, a 3-year-old and 7-year-old, were not injured.  Stroup will be cited for causing the accident.  (Ali Stevens) Follow

Port Trevorton man hurt in crash on Route 204


MIDDLEBURG – A Port Trevorton man was hurt in a crash Friday on Route 204 in Jackson Township, Snyder County.  State police say 44-year-old Dale Bell drove off of Route 204 around 4:45 p.m. and struck an embankment and several trees.   Bell was taken to Geisinger Medical Center and is listed in fair condition.  No other vehicles were involved in the accident.  (Ali Stevens) Follow

Justin Wilson Dies From Injuries Suffered at Pocono

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.   UPDATE – Indycar announced Monday night that Justin Wilson has died from injuries suffered in the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono on Sunday.   Long Pond, PA – Andretti Autosports driver Justin Wilson suffered a head injury Sunday during an Indy car race at Pocono. Late in the race Wilson appeared to be hit in the head by debris from the car of Sage Karam who had crashed seconds before. Wilson was flown from the track via helicopter to Lehigh Valley Health Network Cedar Crest Hospital when he was listed in critical condition and in a coma. Friday before the race weekend at Pocono, Wilson visited with children at the Janet Weis Children’s…