Four Teens Injured in Jefferson County Crash

YOUNG TOWNSHIP, Pa. (EYT) – Punxsutawney-based State Police say around 11:25 p.m. on August 2, four teens were injured in a one-vehicle accident north on State Route 119, approximately 1/2 mile south of State Route 436, in Young Township, Jefferson County.

According to police, a vehicle operated by 19-year-old Martin P. Beam, of Creekside, traveled across the roadway and traveled off the paved west berm.

Police say the vehicle continued traveling north with a left front flat tire for 135′ along the west berm before impacting the guide rails located 7′ west of SR 119, then traveled for 72′ on top of the guide rails, then impacted a tree head on. The tree was located 10′ west of the roadway.

After impacting the tree, the back of the unit spun in a counter clockwise direction and came to a final rest on top of the guide rails facing west.

The driver, Martin Beam, was transported to Punxsutawney Hospital for injuries of unknown severity.

Three passengers – 18-year-old Dulton G. Smith, of Creekside; 18-year-old Shawnee G. Daughterty, of Dayton; and 19-year-old Tori P. Alcantara, of Dayton, suffered injuries of unknown severity.

Smith was transported to Punxsutawney Hospital.

Daugherty and Alcantara were transported to Altoona Hospital via Life Flight.

Lindsey Volunteer Fire Department assisted at the scene with traffic control.

Jefferson County EMS and Rebuck’s South Side Service Towing also assisted at the scene.


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