Plow Truck Crashes into Car in Jefferson County

WASHINGTON TWP., Pa. (EYT) – Police responded to a two-vehicle crash early Sunday evening in Washington Township.

According to police, around 5:51 p.m. on Sunday, February 17, Lawrence B. Smith, 51, of Reynoldsville, was operating a 2013 International Harvester Workstar, traveling south on State Route 219 in the right lane, spreading anti-skid onto the roadway.

Police say Smith was preparing to make a left turn onto a crossover and failed to see a 2007 Nissan Altima, operated by 44-year-old David J. Schmahl, of Tonawanda, NY, traveling south in the left lane.

Schmahl was unable to stop and struck the rear of Smith’s vehicle as he turned.

Smith, Schmahl, and Schmal’s passengers – 60-year-old Mary K. Schmahl of Buffalo, NY, and 23-year-old Gennalyn Schmahl of Tonawanda, NY, were all wearing seatbelts, and no injuries were reported.

Smith was cited for a traffic violation.

Sandy Township Police Department and Zimmerman Towing assisted at the scene.


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