Woman injured in Route 309 crash
A woman was injured Friday morning in a crash along Route 309 in West Penn Township. The incident occurred around 7:30 a.m. as she was driving north traveling down the north face of the Blue Mountain. She crossed the double yellow line into the southbound lanes where she almost hit the West Penn Township police vehicle and then struck a southbound pickup truck traveling in the passing lane.
The woman’s sport utility vehicle spun around traveling north onto the berm and down an embankment. The pickup truck spun around coming to rest facing north in the southbound lanes.
The woman was treated at the scene by members of the Mahoning Valley ambulance and Lehighton paramedics before being transported to a local trauma center.
The driver of the pickup truck was not injured. West Penn fire police maintained traffic control at the scene shutting down the roadway and detouring traffic. West Penn township police are investigating the incident.