11-Year-Old Killed, Three Seriously Injured After Vehicles Collide on Snow-Covered Route 322

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UNION TWP., Pa. (EYT) – Punxsutawney-based State Police say a fatal crash occurred Friday night on State Route 322, at Country Club Road, in Union Township, Jefferson County.

According to police, a two-vehicle crash occurred around 6:57 p.m. the above described location.

Police say a 2002 blue Dodge Neon was traveling west on Route 322 and its driver – 33-year-old Mark Anthony Andrus, of Clarion – lost control of it on the snow-covered roadway. The car spun in a counterclockwise direction into the oncoming path of a 2016 Silver Chevrolet Tahoe – driven by 48-year-old Tina Ann Carrier, of Brookville – which was traveling eastbound on Route 322.

The entire left passenger side of the Neon impacted with the right front portion of the Tahoe in the eastbound travel lane of Route 322. After impact, the Tahoe remained in contact with the Neon, pushing it sideways into a utility pole. The driver’s side portion of the Neon impacted the utility pole, according to police.

Andrus was treated at Penn Highlands Brookville Hospital for unknown injuries.

A front seat passenger in Andrus’ car – Heather Dawn Adams, of Clarion – was transported to UPMC Presbyterian for serious injuries.

Two juveniles in Andrus’ car – a 10-year-old male and a 8-year-old female, both of Big Run – were transported to Children’s Hospital for serious injuries.

As a result of the impact, another juvenile passenger in Andrus’ car – a 11-year-old female, of Big Run – was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office.

Carrier was not injured.

The investigation continues.


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