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Crashes probed by PSP Lehighton

Published September 28. 2010 05:00PM

State police at the Lehighton barracks reported on several crashes investigated by troopers recently.

A one vehicle crash occurred about 10:32 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25, along Kunkletown Road in the area of Church Road, in Eldred Township, Monroe County. Troopers said Rhonda M. Anderson, 44, of Pen Argyl, was driving a 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee eastbound at a speed too fast and failed to negotiate a right curve. The Jeep went onto the berm and struck a tree and mailbox, then overturned onto its roof.

Anderson was injured but reportedly treated at the scene by West End ambulance personnel. She was cited for driving a vehicle at a (un) safe speed.

Troopers probed a crash about 8:50 a.m. on Saturday along Robinhood Drive at Dotters Corner Road, in Polk Township, Monroe County. Troopers said Brenton Slusher, 18, of Kunkletown, was driving a Hyundai Elantra southbound when he failed to negotiate a left curve and went onto the berm and struck a tree. No injuries were reported.

A hit and run crash was reported about 1:06 p.m. on Saturday along SR534 at Box 1405, Polk Township. Troopers said the driver of a Chevrolet pickup truck, black in color, attempted to turn around and struck a fence at a residence, then fled the scene.

Troopers said a two vehicle crash occurred about 12:53 p.m. Saturday along SR534 at Jonas Road, in Polk Township. Madalen Silva, 51, of New Jersey, was driving a Chevolret Equinox L5 southbound while Richard William, 52, of Danielsville, was driving a Harley Davidson motorcycle northbound. Silva attempted to make a left turn onto Jonas Road and her vehicle was struck by the bike.

No injuries were reported with damages disabling to the vehicles.

A one vehicle crash was reported about 12:12 p.m. on Sept. 22 along SR209 in Towamensing Township, Carbon County. Troopers said Benjamin B. Eyer, 24, of Pen Argyl, was driving a 2007 Freightlinger tractor when it left the road and struck a utility pole. No injuries were reported. Eyer was cited for careless driving.

Troopers said a crash occurred about 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 20 along West Lizard Creek Road (SR895), in East Penn Township, Carbon County. Brenda Snyder, 56, of Lehighton, was driving a 2000 Chevrolet Impala eastbound, west of Schleicher Lane, when she veered off the right side of the road and struck a utility pole head-on. The car then slid down an embankment before coming to rest.

Snyder was injured and taken to an area hospital, troopers said. The car had to be towed from the scene.

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