UPDATE: Buffalo Road now open following crash

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LEWISBURG —  A Union County road has reopened following an accident Tuesday evening.  Emergency responders to the accident in Buffalo Township around 5:45p.m.  According to Union County Communications, the accident was at Buffalo Road and Reitz Boulevard, near Playworld Systems.   Two cars were involved in  the accident, and Emergency Services confirms there were injuries.   Buffalo Road was blocked at the scene for over 30 minutes.   We will update you with more details as they become available.  (Codi Jade)   Follow

Route 522 partially closed after a crash

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MIDDLEBURG — Middleburg Police have released details on a Tuesday afternoon crash that caused the partial closure of Route 522 for about 30 minutes.  Police say 30-year-old Jennifer Hacovich of Middleburg failed to stop for a pickup truck hauling a cattle trailer, striking the back of the vehicle around 1:15 p.m. near the Middleburg Auction Barn.   Halcovich sustained minor injuries in the accident.  The driver of the truck, 57-year-old Randy Ickes of Bedford County, was not hurt, but the cattle trailer was damaged in the crash.  (Ali Stevens) Follow

UPDATE: I-80 now open in Union County


WHITE DEER TWP — Interstate-80 east in Union County is now open, following a multi-vehicle crash, involving tractor-trailers.  The accident happened around 8:30a.m. at mile marker 207 in White Deer Township. Eastbound lanes were closed for several hours Tuesday morning.   It is not known yet if there were injuries in the crash, and we will have details as they become available.  (Sara Bartlett) Follow

Several children hurt in a crash

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PAXINOS — State police have released details about a crash WKOK told you about last Saturday along Route 61.  The accident happened around 8:20 p.m. between Reading Turnpike and Valley Road in Shamokin Township.   Police say a 17-year-old boy from Luzerne County was driving a pickup truck northbound, but in the southbound lanes.  50-year-old Daniel Kritzer of Herndon was heading south and swerved to try and miss striking the truck head-on.  The two vehicles collided and struck another vehicle, driven by 41-year-old Gregory Lubeskie of Kulpmont.   The 17-year-old truck driver was taken to Geisinger-Shamokin for treatment along with 44-year-old Sherri Kritzer of Herndon and her children, ages 16 and 11.  Also injured were…

Two people hurt in a Route 45 crash


DANVILLE – Two people were hurt in a Sunday afternoon crash on Route 45 in Liberty Township, Montour County.  State police say 29-year-old Kristina Rachau of Centre County was heading east on Route 45 between Voris and Center Roads and lost control of her car on a snow covered road.   The car went off the road and struck a ditch before rolling several times.  Rachau and her passenger, 40-year-old Ronald Hottenstein of Schuylkill County, were both ejected and landed in a field.  They were taken by ambulance to Geisinger Medical Center.  Rachau was treated and released.  Hottenstein remains hospitalized in fair condition.  (Ali Stevens) Follow

Man seriously hurt in Mifflinburg area crash


MIFFLINBURG –  A Millmont man remains in serious condition today after a crash Friday night  in Union County.  State police say 49-year-old Paul Kahler lost control of his pickup truck on Swengle Road near Mifflinburg.   Kahler struck a utility pole just before 11 p.m.  Kahler was taken to Evangelical Community Hospital and then transferred to Geisinger Medical Center.  He is listed in serious condition.  No other vehicles were involved in the crash.  (Ali Stevens) Follow

Accident on Route 15, Lewisburg


LEWISBURG — Traffic was slow for a time on Route 15 in Lewisburg.   According to Union County Communications, the accident was near Loan Road and Route 15, the West Branch Highway in Kelly Township.   The two vehicle accident was reported around 4:00p.m.  Emergency responders are evaluating patients.  No word on injuries.   There was a lane restriction, but the scene has since been cleared.  (Codi Jade) Follow

Sleepy driver closes Route 192


LEWISBURG — Route 192 was closed for several hours Thursday in Union County, after a Mifflinburg man fell asleep at the wheel and took out a utility pole.  According to state police, the accident occurred when 67-year-old Andrew Freeborn was traveling east on Route 192 at the intersection with Cedar Drive.  He allegedly dozed off, and his vehicle left the roadway, destroyed several mailboxes and struck a utility pole.   Freeborn was not injured in that accident around 6:00a.m.  Route 192 was closed for half the day while Citizens Electric replace the pole and downed power lines.  PennDOT also responded to detour traffic.  Freeborn has been cited for careless driving.  (Codi Jade) Follow

Shamokin man still in critical condition

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LEWISBURG — A Shamokin man remains in critical condition, following a crash on Interstate 80 Friday.  31-year-old Clinton Geist was injured when he lost control of his vehicle while traveling north on the ramp from Route 15 to I-80 Friday morning.   His car entered the path of a UPS tractor-trailer truck.  The truck driver was not injured.  Hundreds of UPS packages were said to be damaged in the crash.  Geist was taken to Geisinger Medical Center, where he remains in critical condition.  (Codi Jade) Follow

Sunbury man arrested after fleeing a crash


SUNBURY – A wanted Sunbury man was arrested after a one-vehicle crash along Snydertown Road on Monday.  The News Item reports 32-year-old Joseph Vankirk and his 22-year-old passenger Zachary Haines of Beavertown, fled the scene after crashing a pickup on Snydertown Road near Murphy Road around 10:50 a.m.   The men were found in a creek bed off Main Street north of Snydertown in Rush Township.  Police learned Vankirk was wanted in Snyder County and he was turned over to the Snyder County Sheriff’s Department.  Vankirk was treated for a minor injury sustained in the crash.  Haines was not injured.  (Ali Stevens) Follow