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Police News – Nov. 20

Crash results in serious injury

PORTER TOWNSHIP — State Police at Lamar were called to the scene of a two-vehicle crash that took place along Interstate 80 in Porter Township, Clinton County.

According to police, a 2009 Hyundai Sonata being driven by Lorraine Thompson, 63, of Saline, Mich., was traveling West along I-80 when a deer entered the roadway. It jumped, shattering the windshield and striking Gerald Roston, 58, also of Saline, Mich. A witness, Jacob Cobb, 33, Maricopa, Ariz., stopped his 2017 Freightliner Cascadia to offer assistance. However, the Sonata drifted into the Freightliner.

Damage to the Sonata was severe. Both Thompson and Roston were transported via LifeFlight to the Gesinger Medical Center in Danville for treatment of serious injuries.

The crash took place at 6:06 p.m. on Nov. 15. Goodwill Hose Company Ambulance Association assisted at the scene.

Crash at truck stop

LAMAR — State Police at Lamar investigated a two-vehicle crash in the commercial vehicle parking lot of the Flying J Travel Plaza in Porter Township, Clinton County.

According to police, Frank Nelson, 56, of Daytona Beach, Fla., was attempting to park his 2016 International Harvester when it struck a 2018 Freightliner tractor trailer. Both vehicles sustained heavy damage. No injuries were reported.

The accident took place on Nov. 13.

Man charged with shoplifting

MILL HALL — State Police at Lamar recently made a shoplifting arrest.

According to police, James Baney, 57, of Mill Hall, was captured on video surveillance at Walmart along Hogan Boulevard in Mill Hall trying to return a car dual subwoofer that he had taken out of the store without purchasing.

The item was valued at $29.97. Baney was charged with retail theft.

Three-vehicle crash on Interstate 80

LOGANTON — State Police at Lamar investigated a three-vehicle crash that took place along Interstate 80 in Greene Township, Clinton County.

According to police, A Ford F-150XLT was traveling West along Interstate 80 when a chair fell out of the back of the truck and struck two vehicles — a 2010 Infiniti G37 and 2017 Ford Expedition. No injuries were reported and the Infiniti and Expedition sustained minor damage in the crash. The driver of the pickup truck said he was unaware that the chair had fallen out of the bed of his pickup truck.

No injuries were reported.

Woman charged with DUI

LOCK HAVEN — Police recently charged a woman with DUI.

According to Lock Haven City Police, Allison Sechrist, 22, was driving along South Fairview Street at 1:56 a.m. on Nov. 8 when she struck two legally parked vehicles. All three vehicles were damaged in the accident and Sechrist was charged with DUI.

Car strikes deer

MILL HALL — State Police at Lamar responded to a one-vehicle crash that took place along state Route 220 (Lusk Run Road) in Bald Eagle Township, Clinton County.

According to police, a 2004 Mazda Tribute was traveling along the roadway when a deer ran out in front of the car. Damage was minor and the car was driven from the scene. There were no injuries in the crash.

The accident took place at 7:59 p.m. on Nov. 17.

Couple charged with cruelty to animals

HOWARD — State Police at Lamar report that two people were recently charged with cruelty to animals.

According to police, they received a call about two dogs being chained and muzzled and left outside for several hours on Nov. 16. Those arrested were at 26-year-old female and a 28-year-old man. Police did not release their names.

The incident took place in Lamar Township, Clinton County.

Police investigate one-vehicle crash

LOGANTON — State Police investigated a one-vehicle crash that took place at 7:23 p.m. on Nov. 16 near milemarker 186 along Interstate 80 in Greene Township, Clinton County.

Police say that a 2002 Honda Civic being driven by Reilley C. Mooney, 19, of Sinking Spring, Pa., was traveling east along I-80 when it left the roadway and struck a guiderail. The Civic rotated 180 degrees and came to rest on the left shoulder of the left lane. Mooney was cited for the crash.

NY man cited for role in one-vehicle crash

RUSH TOWNSHIP — State Police at Rockview were called to the scene of a one-vehicle crash that took place at near milemarker 140 in Rush Township, Centre County.

According to police, Asher Amsterdam, 69, of Suffern, N.Y., was hauling a U-haul trailer with his 2009 Toyota Camry when he lost control of the vehicle, traveled across both lanes of traffic and struck a rock wall. The incident took place at 7:10 a.m. on Nov. 17.

Amsterdam was cited for his role in the crash.

Police investigate one-vehicle crash

LAMAR — State Police at Lamar investigated a one-vehicle crash that took place at 7:10 p.m. on Nov. 15.

According to police, a 2006 Volkswagen Jetta was traveling along state Route 64 in Lamar Township, Clinton County when a deer ran out in front of the vehicle. After hitting the deer, the driver noticed that there was fluid leaking from his vehicle. The driver pulled the Jetta into a nearby parking lot to have it towed from the scene.

There were no injuries reported.

Two-vehicle crash

WILLIAMSPORT — State Police at Montoursville investigated a two-vehicle crash that took place at 3:46 p.m. on Nov. 17.

Police say that a 2000 Dodge Neon being driven by Jacqueline Orrico, 57, of Linden, struck the rear of a 2015 Nissan Rogue being driven by Mark Hodencamp, 52, of Corning, N.Y. According to police, both vehicles were stopped along East Third Street in Loyalsock Township, Lycoming County, when Orrico struck the rear of Hodencamp’s vehicle.

No injuries were reported and no one was cited for their role in the crash.

Police investigate two-vehicle crash

HOWARD — State Police at Lamar were called to the scene of a two-vehicle crash that took place at 4:35 p.m. on Nov. 7.

Police say that a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado being driven by Kayla Thompson, 26, of Loganton, was attempting to make a left turn onto Washington Avenue from Nittany Valley Drive when she struck a 2012 Ford F-350 being driven by Timothy McGarry, Jr., 42, of Howard. No one was injured in the crash. Thompson was cited for her role in it, however.

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