Lock Haven woman killed in crash; Loganton man seriously injured

CLEARFIELD – A Lock Haven woman was killed in what state police are calling a DUI crash on Sunday evening on Route 53, Woodward Township, Clearfield County.

Mary Teresa Caprio, 70, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash by Medical Command.

Caprio was a passenger in a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air driven by Gary K. Stover, 71, of Loganton. Stover was air-lifted to UPMC Altoona with serious injuries.

State police from Clearfield said the multi-vehicle accident began about 6:15 p.m. Sunday when Gregory Millinder Jr., 31, of Madera, lost control of his 2012 Jeep Wrangler while southbound on Route 53 and entered the oncoming lane of traffic, striking the rear of a 1963 Chevrolet Corvette.

After impact, Millinder continued south in the northbound lane and struck the Stover classic car head on.

The Corvette was driven by Daniel L. Gillette, 68, of Moshannon. He and his passenger, Susan F. Gillette, 67, of Moshannon, were transported to UPMC Altoona, police said.

Millinder and an 8-year-old girl in his vehicle suffered minor injuries, police said.

All three vehicles sustained debilitating damage and were towed from the scene, police said.

Route 53 was closed for several hours to allow for the investigation and reconstruction.

Police said the investigation is continuing and are asking anyone who may have witnessed the crash to contact the Clearfield station at 814-857-3800.

Houtzdale Ramey EMS, Mountain Top EMS, Madera EMS and Clearfield EMS crews, as well as Houtzdale, Columbia and Madera fire companies, assisted at the scene.

COMMENTS