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Schuylkill crashes

Published December 12. 2011 05:00PM

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported on the following crashes investigated by troopers on Schuylkill County roadways.

A one-vehicle crash occurred about noon on Saturday, Dec. 10, along Deiberts Valley Road, in South Manheim Township. Troopers said Dylan Scott Drost, 21, of Schuylkill Haven, was westbound in a 1996 Honda Accord when the vehicle crossed both lanes of travel and struck an embankment along the berm causing the vehicle to roll over and come to rest on its roof.

Drost was ejected from the vehicle. He was flown by Lifeflight helicopter to the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, for treatment. Troopers said the probe into the crash is continuing. Drost will be cited, troopers added.

A one-vehicle crash occurred about 4 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11, along New Street, near Halsey Lane, in Norwegian Township. Troopers said Cody D. Petravich, 19, of Pottsville, was driving a 1994 Chevrolet Camaro northbound and became distracted when he turned to change the station on his radio. He failed to negotiate a curve. The car left the road and traveled about 56 feet before narrowly missing a utility pole. The car then traveled down an embankment for about 32 feet before coming to rest.

Petravich was not injured. He will be cited, troopers said.

A two-vehicle crash was reported about 12:49 p.m. on Saturday along SR61 in North Manheim Township. Troopers said Austin L. Knowles, 81, of Auburn, was northbound operating a 1994 Jeep and turning left at the entrance to the Cressona Mall. Charles M. Otterbein, 26, of Pottsville, was southbound in a 2002 Kia. Knowles did not see Otterbein and turned into the front of him and a collision occurred.

No one was reported injured. The Kia had to be towed from the scene.

A two-vehicle crash occurred about 5:20 p.m. on Sunday at the intersection of SR61 and Brick Hill Road, in West Brunswick Township. Troopers said Lundes Garrett, 53, of Saylorsburg, Monroe County, was southbound operating a 2008 Volvo tractor with trailer while Francis J. Cremia, 58, of Pottsville, was stopped on Brick Hill Road waiting to enter the intersection driving a 2000 Dodge Durango.

Garrett attempted to turn onto Brick Hill when the left rear tandem trailer wheels of the Volvo struck the left front of the Durango causing significant damage to the Dodge, troopers said.

Cremia and his passenger, Janice Sedicino, 59, of Pottsville, sustained minor injuries while Garrett was not injured.

Troopers said Garrett was cited for turning movements.

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