Four Injured After Driver Falls Asleep at Wheel on Route 36

YOUNG TOWNSHIP, Pa. (EYT) – Punxsutawney-based State Police say a two-vehicle accident occurred today around 10:35 a.m. approximately 2/10 mile north of Punxsutawney Borough, along State Route 36, in Young Township, Jefferson County.

According to police, 44-year-old Judith D. Jones, of Punxsutawney, and 32-year-old Jesse D. Scott, of Timblin, were involved in the collision.

Police say the crash occurred as a 2003 Ford Focus, driven by Jones, was traveling south of SR 36, and a 2003 Ford Windstar mini van, driven by Scott, was traveling north on the same roadway.

Jones fell asleep and her vehicle crossed the center of the roadway. The left front of the car impacted the left side of the mini van, according to police.

After impact the Ford Focus continued south for approximately 375 feet before coming to rest facing south in the southbound lane of SR 36.

The Ford Windstar continued north for 216 feet before coming to rest on the east berm of SR 36 facing north.

Jones and two passengers, 42-year-old Sharon M. Sanner, of Punxsutawney, and a 6-year-old passenger, also of Punxsutawney, were transported to Punxsutawney Area Hospital for treatment of injuries.

No information was provided on the extent of their injuries.

Scott suffered minor injuries and was not transported for treatment.

Both vehicles sustained moderate damage.

Jefferson County EMS; Lindsey Volunteer Fire Department; Punxsutawney Borough Police Department; and Rebuck’s South Service assisted at the scene.


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