Police Release Details in Route 119 Crash; 84-Year-Old Punxsy Woman Injured

A moving ambulance on it''s way to a crash site.
YOUNG TOWNSHIP, Pa. (EYT) – Punxsutawney-based State Police say a two-vehicle crash occurred on State Route 119, in Young Township, Jefferson County.

According to police, around 1:41 p.m. on January 20, Geraldine F. Wacob, 84, of Punxsutawney, was traveling south on SR 119 and lost control of her 2005 GMC Envoy on the snow-covered road and began to spin counter-clockwise.

Wacob’s vehicle then traveled into the northbound lane of travel where it was struck by a 1995 Ford F-150 driven by John A. Rittenhouse, Jr., 47, of De Lancey, police say.

The Envoy spun clockwise after impact and rolled onto its driver’s side where it came to a final rest facing west.

Rittenhouse’s F-150 came to a final rest facing north.

Wacob suffered minor injuries and was transported to Punxsutawney Hospital by Jefferson County EMS for treatment.

Rittenhouse was uninjured in the collision.

Both drivers were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash, police say.

The above report was released to exploreJeffersonPA.com on January 27, 2015.


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