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Schuylkill crashes

Published July 16. 2012 05:01PM

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported investigating several crashes on Schuylkill County roadways.

A four-vehicle crash occurred about 5:18 p.m. on Friday, July 13, at the intersection of SR183 and Millers' Alley, in Cressona. Troopers said Bradlee L. Levan, 17, of New Ringgold, was stopped on Miller's Alley in a 2002 Subaru Outback and attempting to turn left onto SR183 to go south. At the same time Brian D. Welsh, 39, of Pottsville, driving a 2005 Ford 500, and Francis L. Tranquillo, 51, of Pottsville, driving a 1996 Honda Accord, were stopped for traffic on 183 for a traffic light.

At this time Jennifer Haeseler-Steiner, 38, of Philadelphia, was southbound on 183 driving a 2005 Audi A4. Levan then pulled out onto the Cressona Fire Company parking lot to pull onto 183. The Subaru struck the Audi. Steiner continued south after impact and struck Welsh's and Tranquillo's vehicles.

Two passengers with Welsh, Braeden T. Welsh, 3, and Mykenna J. Welsh, 7, were injured but treated at the scene.

Troopers cited Levan for stop signs and yield signs.

A one-vehicle crash occurred about 1:45 p.m. on Friday along Panther Valley Road, in Wayne Township. Troopers said Donald E. Dower Jr., 21, of Pine Grove, was driving a 2004 Subaru Impreza eastbound and failed to drive at an appropriate speed as he attempted to negotiate a left curve. The Subaru left the road and traveled along the berm for about 60 feet before striking a ditch. The vehicle fell into the ditch disabling it.

Dower was injured and taken to the Schuylkill Medical Center-E. Norwegian St., Pottsville. He was cited for driving a vehicle at an (un) safe speed.

A two-vehicle crash occurred about 6:51 a.m. on Sunday, July 15, along SR61 in North Manheim Township, just west of S. Greenview Rd.

Troopers said Julian S. Carabello, 19, of Pottsville, was driving a 2007 Chrysler 300 northbound and approaching a 1997 Buick LeSabre, operated by Mary E. Hering, 72, of Orwigsburg. The Chrysler rear-ended the LeSabre, troopers said, causing disabling front end damage to the Chrysler and minor damage to the Buick.

Carabello sustained a minor injury but was treated at the scene while Hering was not injured. Troopers cited Carabello for driving a vehicle at an (un) safe speed.

Troopers investigated a hit-and-run crash that was reported about 6 a.m. on July 8 along SR443 in Pine Grove Township. Troopers said a Ford was being operated westbound when the driver failed to negotiate a right curve. The vehicle left the road and began to rotate clockwise off the south side and struck a wooden fence. After striking the wooded fence the vehicle traveled about 35 feet west on the grass lot and then back onto the road. The driver then fled the scene.

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