Driver Attempts to Avoid Snow Plow, Rolls Down Embankment

SNYDER TOWNSHIP, Pa. (EYT) – DuBois-based State Police say a one-vehicle crash occurred on State Route 28, in Snyder Township, Jefferson County.

According to police, around 3:05 p.m. on February 18, the crash occurred as Donna M. McDade, 47, of Brockway, was traveling northbound on SR 28 in a 2007 Nissan Frontliner.

A snow plow truck was traveling the opposite direction, crowding the center line, police say.

As McDade moved over to the right and hit her brakes, she lost control of her vehicle on the slippery road. Her Frontliner then slid off the right side of the roadway into deep snow and slid down an embankment, according to police.

The vehicle rolled over two to three times before coming to a final rest on its wheels approximately 60 feet off the roadway, police say.

McDade suffered moderate injuries, while her passenger – Timothy S. McDade, 30, of Brockway – suffered minor injuries in the crash.

Both were transported by Brockway Ambulance to Penn Highlands DuBois for treatment of their inuries.

The Nissan Frontliner was towed from the scene.

PSP DuBois were assisted at the scene by Brockway Fire Department, Brockway Ambulance, and Balley’s Towing.

The above report was released to on February 24, 2015.

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