Car Crashes into Tree off Route 36; Teen Driver Injured

Police car lightsPERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. (EYT) – Punxsutawney-based State Police say a one-car crash occurred on State Route 36, in Perry Township, Jefferson County.

According to police, on March 22 around 2:15 p.m., a 17-year-old Brookville female was traveling south on Route 36 with passenger Ethan J. Ambler, 18, of Punxsutawney, in a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt.

She was negotiating a left hand curve in the roadway when her vehicle exited the southbound lane and onto the west side of the road and the vehicle’s front end impacted the guiderails, police say.

After impact, the vehicle became airborne, and then impacted a tree with its passenger side front door. The vehicle then traveled down an embankment off the west side of Route 36 and came to a final rest at the bottom of the slope with its front end facing to the west, according to police.

The car sustained a disabling amount of damage, police say.

Both occupants were wearing seat belts.

The teen driver suffered minor injuries and Amsler was uninjured.

State Police were assisted at the scene by Southside Tow.

The teen driver was charged with a traffic violation.


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