HENDERSON TWP., Pa. (EYT) – Punxsutawney-based State Police say a one-car accident occurred on State Route 119, in Henderson Township, Jefferson County.
According to police, around 9:47 a.m. on March 14, a 1997 Nissan Altima, driven by 24-year-old David M. Sierzega, of DuBois, was traveling southbound on Route 119, south of Township Road 511, and failed to negotiate a left curve in the roadway. Sierzega lost control of his car, and it slid off the west side of the roadway. Then, it struck a utility pole and slid to its final rest.
A passenger in the vehicle – 35-year-old Christina A. Fetterman, of Rossiter – was seriously injured. Sykesville EMS transported her to DuBois Regional Medical Center, according to police.
Sierzega was not injured.
Both occupants were using seat belts.
According to police, “the operator of the vehicle (Sierzega) was suspected of being DUI and consented to a legal blood draw.”
Police say he was charged with “Driving Under Influence of Alcohol/Controlled Substance.”
Sykesvville Fire Department and EMS assisted at the scene.
The Nissan was towed from the scene by Southside Towing.
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