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Four Serious Car Accidents In Less Than A Week Concern Many In North-central Pennsylvania

Posted on Jan 21, 2013

The January 21, 2013 Lock Haven Express is reporting on a region already suffering heartache under the weight of three serious traffic collisions within a week’s time, received news of a fourth serious crash Sunday, this one resulting in another death.  The crash that occurred on the Marsh Creek Road Sunday afternoon was the fourth traffic accident in the tri-county area to result in serious or critical injuries or death, all in just six days.

According to Tpr. Benjamin Clark of the Pennsylvania State Police at Rockview, the two-vehicle crash occurred at 1:35 p.m. Sunday near the Upper Polecat Road in Liberty Township.

Police said the identity of the deceased male and his passenger, a woman who suffered moderate injury, were being withheld pending notification of family.

Police said the man was driving south on the Marsh Creek Road when the vehicle crashed into a northbound vehicle driven by Timothy Carter, 60, of Beech Creek.  Carter and his passenger, Lawrence Carter, 67, of Beech Creek, suffered minor injuries in the wreck.

Sunday’s fatal crash arrives on the heels of a double-fatal collision Tuesday that took the life of Courtney Rebuck of Loganton and seriously injured her two children and another child.  Also killed in the accident was the other driver, Thomas Zierenberg of Allison Park, near Pittsburgh.

State police also provided an updated report of the serious two-vehicle crash Wednesday on Route 220, in which one of the passengers was transferred to Geisinger Medical Center with severe injuries and four others were taken to Williamsport Regional Medical Center, state police at Montoursville said.  Megan Harpster, 18, of Jersey Shore, remains in critical condition at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.

Tpr. Justin Rosboschil of the Pennsylvania State Police at Montoursville said driver Etta E. Myers, 72, of Jersey Shore and her passenger Megan Harpster, 18, of Jersey Shore, both suffered severe injuries in the crash, which occurred at 4:55 p.m. Wednesday.

The occupants of the second vehicle, included driver Sarina Skellenger, 24, of Williamsport, Jasper Skellenger, 1, and Dakota Fluck, 5. They all suffered minor injuries in the crash, police said.

Police said Skellenger was driving her Mazda Millennia north on Route 220 when Myers drove her 2003 Mercury Sable onto the highway from the lot of the Lewis Vet Clinic and directly into the path of the Skellenger auto.

In another crash Friday, Donald Aikey, 76, suffered moderate injuries after he had to be extricated from his pickup truck following a one-car crash along Eagle Valley Road, apparently due to a medical condition, Tpr. David Kirkendall of state police at Lamar said.  Aikey was freed from the vehicle, then was taken by Lock Haven EMS ambulance to the Lock Haven Hospital. He was then taken by Life Flight helicopter to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.

For more on the Pennsylvania car accidents read the Lock Haven Express.

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