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Schuylkill crashes

Published May 26. 2012 09:02AM

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported on two crashes probed by troopers on Schuylkill County roads this week.

A one vehicle crash occurred about 10:55 a.m. on Monday, May 21, along Manheim Road, in North Manheim Township. Troopers said Vera L. McAfee, 84, of Pottsville, was driving a 2006 Chevrolet Impala northbound and negotiating a right hand curve when she lost control. The right side tires went onto the berm and the car continued for about 130 feet before McAfee attempted to regain control.

At this point the car crossed both lanes of travel and struck the guard rail. The car then traveled up and over the guard rail and became airborne. The right rear fender then struck a PPL utility pole, which caused the car to spin clockwise in the air.

The left fender of the car then struck a large tree. After impact with the tree the car traveled down an embankment where the right fender struck a tree and the vehicle came to rest.

McAfee sustained a minor injury and was taken to the Schuylkill Medical Center-S. Jackson St., Pottsville, for treatment. She was cited for driving a vehicle at a (un) safe speed, troopers said.

A two vehicle crash occurred about 5:48 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22, along SR901 in Branch Township. Troopers said Hannah P. Sterling, 26, of Pottsville, was driving a 2000 Suzuki Vitara westbound and approaching a red lit at the intersection with Maple Avenue. Michael Brennan, 21, of Pottsville, was stopped in a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt at the red light on Maple Avenue.

As Brennan began to go south on 901 Sterling failed to stop for the red light and her vehicle struck Brennan's car in the intersection.

Sterling sustained a minor injury but did not require immediate medical attention. Brennan and his passenger, Krista A. Stump, 27, of Pottsville, were not injured. Damages were termed significant to the Cobalt and moderate to the Suzuki.

Troopers cited Sterling for the red light violation.

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