Four hurt in Route 664 crash Friday night

Police suspect alcohol played a factor

HANEYVILLE – Four people were injured, two seriously, in a two-vehicle collision on Route 664 just below Caldwell Church on Friday night that police say may be alcohol-related.

Donald W. Bowman, 43, of Lock Haven, “is under investigation for suspicion of driving under the influence” and “multiple vehicle code-related charges are pending blood test results,” state police Trooper Jeffrey Hildebrand said.

Two people, Brenda W. Yonkin, 50, of Galeton, and Megan Byrnes, 22, of Lock Haven, were seriously injured, police said. A 4-year-old toddler also from Mill Hall and who police did not identify, suffered minor injuries, thanks to being in a child safety seat, state police said.

Either Yonkin and/or Byrnes were taken to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville by Lifelight helicopter. Bowman was reported to have suffered moderate injuries. All the victims were transported by either ambulance or helicopter from the scene and The Express is working to get condition reports on them.

The crash occurred about 10:20 p.m. Friday when Bowman was heading northbound and Yonkin was driving south with Brynes and the toddler as passengers. Police said Bowman was negotiating a righthand curve in the road, but as he did so, his 2016-model Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck traveled into the southbound lane and hit the front passenger side of Yonkin’s 1998-model Toyota Camry. After impact, Bowman’s truck rolled onto its driver side, then back onto its wheels.

Yonkin’s car, police said, spun around and came to rest facing north, said Hildebrand.

He said the crash occurred on Coudersport Pike in Gallagher Township, just about 375 feet west of Bryans Lane.

There were reports of entrapment, soliciting multiple emergency responders to the scene.