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Details of Rush crashes reported

Published December 15. 2015 05:27AM

Rush Township police have provided details from two crashes that occurred on Friday. Photos of one of the crashes was published in Saturday's edition of the Times News.

The first one happened at 6:18 p.m. at the intersection of Claremont Avenue (Route 309) and Tide Road (the entrance to Walmart), when Barry Markle, 44, of Mountain Top ran the red light, striking a 2002 Ford being operated by Anthony McKeegan Jr., 49, of Lansford.

Markle, whose license expired in 1999, appeared to be drunk and was taken to the hospital for blood tests.

Both vehicles were towed from the scene.

At 7:14 p.m., Sandra Gerber, 63, of Quakake, ran a red light at the Five Points intersection (routes 309 and 54), striking a car driven by Louis Baddick Jr., 56, of Mechanicsburg. The vehicles came to a stop on different sides of the highway. Gerber was transported to St. Luke's Miners Hospital in Coaldale by ambulance.

Both vehicles were towed from the scene.

Citations will be filed in both incidents.

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