Police: DUI Suspected in Two-Car Crash in Young Township

YOUNG TOWNSHIP, Pa. (EYT) – Punxsutawney-based State Police say around 2:50 a.m. on October 11, a suspected alcohol-related collision occurred on State Route 310, in Young Township, Jefferson County.

Police say the crash involved Edward I. Tinker Jr., 23, and Doug A. Dyson, 47, both of Punxsutawney.

According to police, the accident occurred as Tinker was traveling north in a 2003 Pontiac Sunfire on Harmony Road (SR 310) at its intersection with Blocks Road. Dyson was traveling south on Harmony Road in a 2001 Mercury Sable LS.

According to police, Tinker was negotiating a right curve in the roadway, crossed the double yellow line, and traveled into the south lane of travel.

Police say Dyson was negotiating a left curve in the roadway and observed Tinker’s vehicle coming toward him and attempted to steer to the right, but the left corner of the Sunfire impacted the left rear corner of the Sable LS.

After impact, Tinker’s vehicle continued in a north direction and traveled off the west edge of the roadway, impacted an embankment, and rolled onto its roof. The Sunfire came to a final rest facing south along the west edge of SR 310, say police.

Dyson’s vehicle traveled in a southeast direction across SR 310 and off the east edge of the roadway, coming to a final rest facing southwest.

Tinker was using a seat belt and was not injured.

Dyson and four teenage passengers were using seat belts and escaped injuries.

Tinker was cited with a traffic violation.

According to police, the investigation is continuing, and alcohol is suspected to be a factor in the crash.

Punxsutawney PSP were assisted at the scene by Elk Run Volunteer Fire Department, McCalmont Township Volunteer Fire Department, Rebuck’s Southside Service, and Brosius Towing.

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