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Three vehicle crash probed

Published November 23. 2011 05:01PM

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported investigating a three vehicle crash on Friday, Nov. 18, in Schuylkill County. It was one of three crashes, including a hit and run, probed by troopers.

Troopers said the first crash occurred about 7:51 p.m. at the intersection of state routes 901 and 209 in Branch Township. Joseph J. Fleming, 40, of Tremont, was driving a 2000 Nissan Frontier northbound on 209 and stopped at the intersection with 901. Fleming then pulled out intending to turn left onto 901 when he pulled into the path of a 2004 Chevrolet Colorado driven by Kyle R. Filiac, 24, of Pottsville, who was eastbound on 901.

Filiac swerved to avoid the Nissan but was unable and the vehicles collided. After impact the Colorado crossed over the oncoming lane and it struck the passenger side of a 1995 Dodge Caravan driven by Dennis D. Moyer, 28, of Pottsville.

No one was injured. Troopers said Fleming will be charged with vehicle entering or crossing a roadway.

Troopers investigated a one vehicle crash about 3:58 a.m. Friday along Pottsville Street in Port Carbon. Troopers said Rachel E. Guscott, 21, of Pottsville, was driving a 1993 GMC pickup truck westbound when it went onto the berm and struck a utility pole. The pole was sheared off at the base with the truck continuing on another 50 feet before it stopped.

Troopers said a part of the pole, about 12 feet long, was lying on the road leaving the smaller upper portion of the pole suspended in air with wires attached. The road had to be closed down until the pole was replaced.

Guscott sustained a minor injury and was treated at the scene. Her passenger, Kyle R. Simpson, 29, of Pottsville, was not injured.

Troopers cited Guscott for careless driving.

Troopers investigated a hit and run reported about 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, along Forestwood Drive, in Norwegian Township. Troopers said a vehicle was driven eastbound, when, for unknown reasons, the vehicle left the road and struck the rear of a 1999 Chrysler Cirrus that was legally parked in front of the residence at 305 Forestwood Drive.

After impact the driver fled the scene.

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