Driver to be cited after accident
State police at the Frackville barracks said Michael J. Yurkonis, 20, of Pottsville, will be cited for driving on roadways laned for traffic and failure to wear a seat belt as a result of a one-car accident at 10:15 a.m. Dec. 11 on Valley Road in Cass Township.
Police said he was driving a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee south on Valley Road, SR4002, when he failed to negotiate a right-hand curve in the roadway. The vehicle crossed the center line, at which time the operator oversteered and caused the Jeep to spin counter-clockwise 180 degrees. It continued to travel forward with the rear of the vehicle leading as it exited the west berm and struck a PPL utility pole.
Police said the vehicle was towed from the scene. Yurkonis was uninjured.