JERSEY SHORE MAN DIES IN CRASH
A 27 year o0ld Jersey Shore man was killed in a one vehicle crash near Larry’s Creek on Saturday night. The crash occurred shortly before 8pm as Zach Pittenger was travelling northbound on State Route 28 at Larryville Road. For an unknown reason, his truck went off of the roadway, went up an embankment striking a sign and two utility poles and then overturning. It took about 30 minutes to extricate the man from the vehicle, and life flight was called, but he was taken to Jersey Shore Hospital where he was pronounced dead. No one else was involved and the crash investigation continues.
DROWNING REPORTED IN ROCK RUN
A man who drowned in Rock Run near Ralston yesterday has not yet been identified by police. It’s believed the man is in his early 20’s and from New York State. He was walking along the Run around 3pm yesterday when he reportedly slipped and fell into the high water, swollen by recent rains. When he did not resurface his companions went to eh Ralston Fire Department to report the accident. Emergency crew from four area fire companies were called to the scene, but could not locate the man. A diver from the West Branch Scuba Team entered the water around 6 and recovered the body around 10 minutes later. The investigation continues.
WEST FOURTH STREET WORK
West Fourth Street between the entrance to the Williamsport High School and Arch Street will be down to one lane over the next few days. Beginning today a contractor will begin performing base repairs on the roadway during daylight hours. Flaggers will be on hand providing traffic-control. The work is expected to be completed in two days, weather permitting. Delays are expected.
PERSON FLOWN TO HOSPITAL SATURDAY NIGHT
A rollover crash in Armstrong Township sent the driver to the hospital via life flight helicopter on Saturday night. The crash occurred around 10:30pm as the unknown driver lost control of his vehicle on Route 554, Sulphur Spring Road, on the South Williamsport side of the mountain. The vehicle rolled over and that driver who has not been identified was trapped inside the vehicle for a short time. They were flown to Geisinger Medical Center., a condition not released. No one else was involved in that Armstrong Township crash.
1 DEAD, 3 INJURED IN MONTOUR COUNTY CRASH
A man died in a crash on Interstate 80 in Montour County early yesterday morning, and three passengers were seriously injured. Police say 25 year old Kenniel Pusey of Brooklyn New York was driving the car which police tried to pull over in Columbia County at Lightstreet shortly before the crash which happened around 3:30am. Pusey took off, leading police onto I-80 at a high rate of speed. The pursuit was called off, but he continues west at a high rate of speed and when he tried to change lanes, lost control of the vehicle which went off the road, struck a tree and rolled several times. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Three passengers, two males and a female were all taken to Geisinger. Their names and conditions not released.
WEST VIRGINIA MEN DIES IN CYCLE CRASH
A motorcycle crash in Snyder County took the life of a West Virginia man. It’s believed the crash happened sometime Saturday night into Sunday morning as 49 year old Joseph Adams of Mason West Virginia was driving on State route 204 near Kratzerville. He lost control of the bide which went off the road, down an embankment, striking a sign and several trees before coming to rest at the bottom of a drainage ditch. The wreckage was found just before noon yesterday with the man pronounced dead at the scene.
BURGLARY AT GOLF COURSE
State police in Montoursville are investigating a theft at the White Deer Golf Course in Clinton Township. Police say early on Friday morning, someone broke into a maintenance building on the course along Ellenwood Camp Lane and proceeded to cut copper wire and piping and assorted plumbing fixtures from the building. Total loss is estimated at around $1`0,000 dollars. State police are asking anyone with information regarding the incident to contract them at 570-368-5700.
CHASE IN WILLIAMSPORT
At least one person was taken into custody early yesterday morning following a foot pursuit by police in the city of Williamsport. The incident began as a vehicle took off from police in the East End of the city around 1am, running multiple stop signs, with the car then driving into a yard on Almond Street. Three black males got out and ran towards the Michael Ross projects. One of the men was reportedly caught, with the other two making their way through East End neighborhoods. It’s not known why police were trying to stop the vehicle, and it’s not reported if anyone else was in custody.
WORK ON i-180
Watch for daytime lane restrictions all this week on Interstate 180 from the Route 87 exit all the way to the Northumberland County line in both directions. A PennDOT maintenance crew will begin a pavement patching operation in both directions and the work will take place from 7am to 3pm daily through Friday. Motorists are urged to be alert and watch for workers and construction vehicles on the roadway.