Crash on Route 61, Coal Township

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COAL TOWNSHIP — Volunteers in Northumberland County responded to a motor vehicle accident on Route 61 Wednesday afternoon. According to Emergency Services, the crash was on Route 61 at Center Street in Coal Township. Motorists say the accident is near Brewery Curve.   The crash was reported around 2:00p.m. At least one injury has been reported.  The crash scene was cleared by 3:00p.m. (Codi Jade) Follow

Troopers: Distracted driving preceeds wreck

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  SELINSGROVE – A Selinsgrove woman was hurt in a crash Wednesday morning along Route 204 in Penn Township, Snyder County.  State police say 42-year-old Melissa Kline was traveling south on Route 204 when she became distracted.   Troopers say she traveled into oncoming traffic and then swerved to get back into her lane, but lost control of her pickup truck.  The truck went over an embankment and rolled several times.  Kline sustained minor injuries in the crash and was not transported to a hospital.  She will be cited for the accident.  (Ali Stevens) Follow

Parents die, pre-schooler lives in Juniata wreck

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MIFFLINTOWN – A four year old girl survived a crash that claimed the life of her parents. It happened over the weekend in Juniata County last Saturday night. The couple from Laurel, Maryland was killed, but the child survived and was taken to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. State police at Lewistown say it happened when 44-year-old Terence McMenamin was speeding on Route 22/322, east of Mifflintown, when he lost control of his vehicle.  The vehicle went off the road, down an embankment and struck a tree.  McMenamin and his wife Maria were killed in the accident.   Their four-year-old daughter sustained minor injuries, was treated and released and was turned over to ‘child serving’…

West Milton man rescued after crash

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MILTON — A West Milton man had to be rescued from his pick-up truck after a crash Sunday night on West Brimmer Avenue in White Deer Township. State police say Curtis Keefer was speeding and lost control of his truck on a curve in the road.   The truck struck a utility pole, severing the pole and then struck a large tree and traveled down an embankment before overturning. Keefer was trapped inside and had to be extricated by emergency personnel.   He was then transported to Geisinger Medical Center, where he is listed in fair condition. West Brimmer Avenue was closed from the Watsontown Bridge to White Deer Pike for several hours while the…

Driver of stolen car crashes into a building

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NORTHUMBERLAND – The driver of a stolen car from Milton, crashed into a building along Route 147 in Northumberland early Friday morning. Pollice tell us it started when a vehicle was stolen in the borough of Milton. Officers aren’t out with details on that crime yet. Point Township police tell us, around 4:30am Friday, one of their officers was watching over Route 147 for signs of the stolen car. When the officer saw the vehicle, he first waited for assistance from other police officers, then tried to stop the driver. The driver  fled and crashed into a building at Duke and Seventh Streets. The building was damaged and the driver, who has not been identified, was…

Two injuries in Snyder County crash

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PORT TREVORTON — Two injuries were reported in a Port Trevorton area crash Friday afternoon. The accident happened around 1:40p.m. on Route 11/15 at Aqueduct Road in Union Township, Snyder County. Snyder County 911 says it was a two-vehicle crash and two people were taken to the hospital by ambulance. A portion of the road was closed for about 40 minutes while emergency crews were on the scene. (Sara Bartlett) Follow

Driver cited for Route 45 wreck

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MONTANDON – A Montandon man was cited for causing a crash on Route 45 Tuesday that shut down the highway for several hours.  State police say 60-year-old Wilbert Conrad fell asleep at the wheel and drove his SUV off the road and struck a fire hydrant and a utility pole.   The pole fell onto the highway near the railroad tracks and Route 45 was shut down in both directions for a large part of the day on Tuesday.  Conrad sustained a minor injury in the crash and was cited for careless driving.  (Ali Stevens) Follow

Watsontown man arrested following crash

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TURBOTVILE – A Wastontown man is facing charges following a crash Sunday on Main Street in Turbotville.  State police say 19-year-old Logan McAndrew lost control of his car on Main Street in Turbotville around 1:15 a.m. and struck a utility pole and a street sign.   He then drove through a yard and fled the scene heading towards Watsontown.  Police in Watsontown stopped McAndrew on Pennsylvania Avenue in the borough and he was arrested.  McAndrew was taken to the state police barracks for a blood alcohol test and charges of speeding, DUI and fleeing the scene of an accident are pending.  (Ali Stevens) Follow

Three injuries after crash near Elysburg

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ELYSBURG — Three people were hurt in a crash near Elysburg Sunday morning. The News Item reports Justin Janovich of Paxinos was trying to turn left from Route 54 into a convenience store when he pulling into the path of another vehicle, driven by John Steininger of Reading.   Janovich also struck another vehicle driven by a man from North Carolina. A 15-year-old passenger in Janovich’s vehicle was hurt and taken to Geisinger-Shamokin Community Hospital. Steininger and a passenger were injured and treated at the scene. Janovich was not hurt. Traffic was tied up in the area for about 30 minutes following the crash. (Ali Stevens) Follow

One injured in Danville crash

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DANVILLE — One person was injured in a motor vehicle accident Monday afternoon. According to Montour County Communications, the accident was at Route 54 and McCracken Road. One person was transported to Geisinger Medical Center.   The crash was reported around 4:00p.m. Emergency responders do not believe injuries were severe. (Codi Jade) Follow