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

Shamokin man injured in I-80 crash


LEWISBURG — A Shamokin man is in critical condition, and hundreds of packages are damaged, following a crash on Interstate 80 Friday morning.  State police say 31-year-old Clinton Geist was traveling north on the ramp from Route 15 to I-80, when he lost control of his car.   Geist’s vehicle spun into a grassy area, struck a traffic sign, then traveled across the merge lane and entered the right east-bound lane of Interstate 80 — entering the path of a UPS tractor-trailer truck, driven by 56-year-old Russell Booker of Scottdale, Pa.  The tractor-trailer struck the back of Geist’s vehicle, sending it spinning onto the berm.  The UPS truck’s second trailer flipped onto its side.  …

No kids seriously injured in bus, car crash

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NORTHUMBERLAND — Point Township Police say a man from Northumberland was driving on Route 11, when he hit the back of a stopped school bus Thursday afternoon. Witnesses say the car was going nearly 40 miles per hour when it hit the bus without braking.  The accident, around 4:00p.m. Thursday, blocked traffic for over an hour. Police say 14 kids were on the school bus, with no serious injuries reported. All students were evaluated by medics. The school bus was able to drive away from the scene. The driver of the car was transported to Geisinger Medical Center. No word on the severity of his injuries. Police say he was not wearing a seatbelt. Charges…

Rollover crash injures three

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WINFIELD — Three injuries were reported in a Route 15 crash Monday. Milton State Police say around 10:15a.m. a vehicle went off of Route 15, just south of Winfield in Union Township, Union County. The vehicle rolled over and down an embankment.A passenger in the vehicle, 65-year-old Janet Walters of Williamsport was taken to Geisinger Medical Center and is listed in serious condition. Another passenger, 18-year-old Allyssa Souter of Williamsport, sustained moderate injuries and the driver, 65-year-old Robert Walters of Williamsport sustained minor injuries. (Sara Bartlett) Follow

Two crashes in The Valley

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UNDATED — Two accidents were reported Monday. The first happened in Union County just south of Winfield along Route 15 just after 10:00a.m. Union County 911 says there was one-vehicle involved that went off the roadway and rolled over. Entrapment was initially reported.In Northumberland County, a crash was reported around 1:10p.m. at Upper Road and Bates Road in East Cameron Township. No word yet on how many vehicles or if there were any injuries, but Northumberland County 911 says there were fluids down on the roadway following the crash We will have more information on both crashes as they become available. (Sara Bartlett) Follow

Man drives into a Snyder County home


SELINSGROVE – A Bucks County man was seriously injured when he drove into a home on Route 204 in Penn Township, Snyder County.  State police say 44-year-old Kirk Olavage of Levittown was traveling on Route 204 Thursday just before 7 p.m. when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a house.   Damage was reported to the home at 383 Route 204.  Olavage was taken by Life Flight to Geisinger Medical Center and is listed in critical condition today.  No one inside the home was injured in the crash.  (Ali Stevens) Follow

Truck crashes into home near Turbotville


TURBOTVILLLE – A truck driver fell asleep at the wheel and crashed into a home near Turbotville this morning.  WNEP reports 58-year-old Kenneth Hollenbach of Allenwood was driving a garbage truck on Route 44 just before 5 a.m. when police say he fell asleep, drove off the road and crashed into a home.   The home sustained moderate damage.  No injuries were reported.  Hollenbach will be cited for the accident.  (Ali Stevens) Follow

Medical emergency triggers crash at Geisinger


DANVILLE –  A woman experiencing a medical emergency ran into a cinder-block pillar at the Knapper Clinic at Geisinger Medical Center on Tuesday.  The Press Enterprise reports 69-year-old Gina Lysiak of Danville was taken to the emergency room for medical issued not related to the crash, which happened around 3:15 p.m. Sources say Lysiak later died at the hospital, but hospital officials haven’t confirmed that. The pillar at the Knapper Clinic had minor damage.   (Ali Stevens) Follow

First road death of 2015


RALPHO TWP — A Sunbury man was killed in a crash Thursday morning in Ralpho Township, Northumberland County.  Ralpho Township police say the 29-year-old man was driving his pickup truck on Route 487 near Monastery Road just before 3:00 a.m.  Northumberland County Coroner James Kelley says the victim’s name will not be released until family members can be notified. Police say the Sunbury man drove off the road for unknown reasons and struck a ditch. The vehicle flipped several times and the driver was thrown from the truck.  Kelley said the man died as a result of blunt force trauma to the head, neck and chest.  He was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the…