Police Release Details on Two-Vehicle Crash in Punxsy Borough

Police car lightsPUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (EYT) – Punxsutawney Borough Police say a two-vehicle collision occurred around 5:41 p.m. May 16 on North Main Street in Punxsutawney, Jefferson County.

According to police, the crash occurred as 51-year-old Kimberly Raybuck, of Punxsutawney, was traveling south on North Main Street in a 2003 Dodge Sedan.

Raybuck slowed in the southbound lane of the roadway to make a left tun onto McHugh Alley.

As Raybuck slowed her vehicle, Mervin M. Schmucker, 22, of DuBois, was traveling behind her on North Main Street and was unable to adjust to the speed of her vehicle.

Schmucker swerved into the oncoming lane of traffic, attempting to avoid a rear-end collision.

Police say Schmucker’s vehicle struck Raybuck’s vehicle in the northbound lane of North Main Street.

He then swerved back to the right where the driver’s side rear tire of his vehicle struck the curb of McHugh Alley.

According to police, impact rotated Schmucker’s vehicle 90 degrees before coming to a final rest facing west in the northbound lane.

Schmucker’s vehicle traveled partially into the yard of a residence on North Main Street, causing property damage during the course of the collision.

No injuries were reported.

Schmucker’s vehicle sustained disabling damage and was towed from the scene by Rebuck’s Southside Service.

Raybuck’s vehicle sustained functional damage and was able to be driven from the scene.

The northbound lane of North Main Street was blocked to traffic for less than 30 minutes, say police.


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