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Schuylkill crashes

Published September 06. 2011 05:00PM

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported on crashes investigated by troopers over the past holiday weekend along Schuylkill County roads.

A one vehicle crash occurred about 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 5, along the New Philadelphia Road (SR2003), in West Brunswick Township. Troopers said Stacy L. Salaki, 32, of Orwigsburg, was driving a 2010 Pontiac G6 northbound and negotiating a right hand cuve when she lost control. The car traveled onto the berm where the front end struck a block wall at 156 New Philadelphia Road, and came to rest.

Salaki sustained a minor injury and was treated at the scene by Orwigsburg ambulance personnel. Her passenger, Avalon M. Kimmel, 4, was not injured.

Troopers cited Salaki for driving on roadways laned for traffic.

Troopers are probing a hit and run accident reported on Saturday, Sept. 3, at 3:21 a.m. along SR895, just west of Fort Lebanon Road, in Auburn. Troopers said a 1998 Nissan Sentra was driven westbound when, for unknown reasons, the left front tire became flat. The driver attempted to continue west with the flat tire, while crossing bridge over the Schuylkill River. The driver then lost control and the vehicle collided with a concrete bridge wall with the right side.

The vehicle came to rest upon impact. The driver then fled the scene. The investigation into the incident is continuing, troopers added.

Troopers reported on a crash that occurred about 2:46 p.m. on Saturday along Fair Road (SR895), in Wayne Township. Troopers said Doreen M. Thorn, 54, of Columbus, Ohio, was operating a 2010 Harley-Davidson CL2 motorcycle and negotiating a "S" curves when she lost control. The bike scraped the ground as Thorn swerved the vehicle to the right traveling off the road onto the berm. The bike then entered onto gravel before Thorn swerved back to the left and re-entered the road. The left side of the bike then scraped the ground and rolled over onto the left side, slid about 70 feet before coming to rest on the south berm.

Thorn sustained a moderate injury and was taken to the Schuylkill Medical Center-S. Jackson St., Pottsville.

She was cited for driving a vehicle at a (un) safe speed.

A one vehicle crash occurred about 1:32 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 2, along Ann St. (TR832), in Norwegian Township. Troopers said Jonathan E. Murray, 28, of Hegins, was driving a 2003 Pontiac Grand Am northbound and failed to negotiate a left curve. The car traveled about seven feet east off the east side before striking a drainage ditch and large boulder. After hitting the boulder the car traveled onto the boulder and became stuck.

Murray was not injured but the vehicle had to be towed from the scene. Murray was cited for careless driving, troopers said.

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