The Shamokin News Item is reporting that two drivers suffered minor injuries, despite one was cut from his vehicle, following a two-vehicle crash early Thursday morning on Route 61.
State police at Stonington said Matthew N. Maurer, 19, of Girardville, will be cited for careless driving in the 7:30 a.m. accident near 3349 Route 61 and the intersection with Hosta Road. He was taken for treatment by a family member following the crash.
The other driver, Timothy A. Hummel, 56, of Sunbury, was transported to Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg, where he was treated and released.
Police said Maurer was traveling north on Route 61 in a 1998 Jeep Cherokee when he allegedly fell asleep and drifted onto the northbound shoulder of the road, where the Jeep hit a newspaper box.
The Cherokee continued a short distance where it hit an embankment and rolled onto its side and slid out of control. It eventually entered the path of Hummel's 2012 Jeep Liberty, which was traveling south on Route 61.
Maurer was able to free himself from the vehicle and suffered minor injuries in the wreck. Hummel was freed after fire units cut the door off his vehicle and was then transported for treatment.
One lane of Route 61 was closed for approximately one hour while the accident scene was cleaned up. Assisting police at the scene were members of the Stonington and Elysburg Fire Company, Stonington Fire Police and Elysburg EMS.
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