State police at Frackville reported investigating a two-vehicle crash at 2:08 p.m. Thursday along Route 61 in Blythe Township, Schuylkill County.
Troopers said William J. Thomas, 19, of Girardville, driving a 1998 BMW, and William T. Honicker Jr., 54, of Cressona, driving a 2001 Subaru Legacy, were both northbound in an area referred to as "the grade."
Thomas was in the left lane passing Honicker and failed to clear the front of Honicker's car, while making a lane change into the right lane. The BMW struck the front of the Legacy.
After impact both vehicles traveled off the road and struck the guide rail. The BMW struck it with its front end and the Legacy with the passenger side.
Thomas and his passenger, Gavin M. Allen, 18, of Girardville, and Honicker, were not injured. The BMW had to be towed from the scene.
Troopers cited Thomas in the incident.