Area Man Injured After Vehicle Hits Embankment, Goes Airborne, Slams into Tree on Route 322

UNION TWP., Pa. (EYT) – Police say an area man was injured in a crash where his vehicle struck an embankment, went airborne, and slammed into a tree on Route 322 on Sunday afternoon.

According to DuBois-based State Police, the crash occurred around 3:09 p.m. on Sunday, October 24, on US 322/Rockton Mountain Highway, just east of Home Camp Road in the village of Rockton, in Union Township, Clearfield County.

Police say 30-year-old James M. Dean, of Rossiter, was operating a 2000 Chevrolet S10 traveling eastbound on US 322 when he failed to negotiate a right curve, for unknown reasons, and traveled across the westbound lane.

The vehicle then struck an embankment with its front end, which caused it to become airborne, continuing east until it struck a tree with its passenger side. The vehicle subsequently traveled a short distance and came to a final rest on its driver’s side facing south.

Dean suffered injuries of unknown severity and was transported to Penn Highlands DuBois Hospital by Brady Township Volunteer Fire Rescue Ambulance.

Brady Township Volunteer Fire Department, Union Township Volunteer Fire Department, Oklahoma Volunteer Fire Department, DuBois EMS, and McCandless Towing also assisted at the scene.

Dean was cited for a speed violation.

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