Area Teen Crashes into Embankment, Fallen Tree

FERGUSON TWP., Pa. (EYT) – Police say a teen driver struck an embankment and a fallen tree in a one-vehicle crash Sunday in Ferguson Township, Clearfield County.

According to police, around 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 21, Noah D. Mick, 19, of Houtzdale, was operating a 1999 Mercury Grand Marquis, traveling west on Thompsontown Road just west of Holes Road in Ferguson Township.

Police say an oncoming vehicle forced Mick to drift slightly onto the shoulder of the road, and while on the shoulder, his passenger side tire went through a thick area of mud, causing the vehicle to travel further off the roadway and into an embankment. The front end of Mick’s vehicle struck the embankment and the passenger side tire struck a fallen tree, causing disabling damage to the front suspension and axle of the vehicle.

According to police, following the initial impact, the vehicle traveled approximately 118 feet uphill to a private, gated drive and came to a rest. Mick then attempted to drive back onto the road, but due to the damage, only traveled approximately 37 feet before the vehicle came to a final rest.

Mick was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured.

He was cited for a lane violation.

Discount Auto Center Towing assisted at the scene.

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