Police Release Details of Crash That Caused Closure on Route 219

BURNSIDE TWP., Pa. (EYT) – Police have released the details of a log truck crash that cause a closure on State Route 219 in Burnside Township on Monday afternoon.

According to Punxsutawney-based State Police, the accident happened around 3:15 p.m. on Monday, March 29, on State Route 219, near its intersection with Solley Road, in Burnside Township, Clearfield County.

Police say 23-year-old Joseph E. Carney, of Hamilton, Pa., was operating a 2003 Peterbilt log truck when he overcompensated a right curve and caused the truck to overturn onto its driver’s side and come to rest in the northbound lane of Route 219.

According to police, the log truck lost numerous logs into the southbound lane of the roadway, and State Route 219 was closed for a time until the logs could be removed.

Carney was not using a seat belt and suffered possible injuries of unknown severity but was not transported.

A passenger in the truck, identified as 42-year-old Charles S. Brown, of Reynoldsville, was using a seat belt and was not injured.

The truck was towed from the scene.

Police say Carney was cited for careless driving.


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