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Driver to be cited after accident

Published September 18. 2013 05:00PM

Karl Snody, 38, of Pottsville, will be cited for driving on roadways laned for traffic as a result of a one-vehicle accident at 12:31 a.m. Sept. 18 on State Route 209 in New Philadelphia.

State police at the Frackville barracks said he was uninjured in the crash.

Police said he was driving a 1995 Ford F-150 southbound on Rt. 209 (Valley Street) when he fell asleep while negotiating a right curve in the roadway. Police said the truck exited the east berm and struck a P.P. & L. utility pole headon, shearing it. The vehicle came to rest upon impact facing southeast.

Police were assisted at the scene by the New Philadelphia, Blythe Township and Kaska fire departments.

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