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Police news – Sept. 21

Brakes fail in crash

MONTOURSVILLE — State police at Montoursville are investigating a two-vehicle crash that took place at 5:02 p.m. on Sept. 17 along state Route 220 in Woodward Township, Lycoming County.

According to police, Michael Heivly, 38, of Avis was traveling south along state Route 220 in Woodward Township, Lycoming County. Heivly told police the brakes on his 2016 GM pickup truck failed and he struck a 2010 Ford Taurus, which was being driven by Madeline Hoff, 33, of Lock Haven.

Both vehicles had to be towed from the scene. Hoff was taken by Jersey Shore Area EMS to UPMC Susquehanna for treatment of minor injuries.

Police investigate

three-vehicle crash

SPRING MILLS — A three-vehicle crash was reported by state police at Rockview.

According to police, a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado being driven by Michael Stover of Mill Hall was traveling west on General Potter Highway in Centre County when he lost control of his pickup truck while approaching slowed traffic. Stover attempted to swerve to the right and struck a concrete barrier. He then struck a 2013 Lexus, which was being driven by William Taylor of Tarzana, Calif.

Stover then rear-ended a second vehicle, a 2010 Toyota Sienna being driven by Craig Gates of Spring Mills.

The crash took place at 4:38 p.m. on Sept. 13. Two of the three vehicles were towed from the scene by Extreme Towing. Stover was cited for his role in the crash.

Man uninjured in

one-vehicle crash

LINDEN — State police at Montoursville were called to the scene of a one-vehicle crash that took place at 8:58 a.m. on Sept. 12.

According to police, a 2006 Hyundai Tuscon being driven by Daniel Paulhamus of Jersey Shore was traveling southbound in the right lane of Quenshuckney Road when he lost control while negotiating a left hand turn. His vehicle crossed the shoulder and struck a ditch head on. It then hit a concrete culvert and rolled onto its hood before coming to rest.

Paulhamus was wearing his seatbelt and sustained minor injuries in the crash.

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