Man Transported to Hospital After Tractor-Trailer Collides with Guide Rail, Several Trees in Washington Township

WASHINGTON TWP., Pa. (EYT) – A 39-year-old man was taken to a nearby hospital after he crashed his tractor-trailer in Washington Township on Monday morning.

According to a release issued by DuBois-based State Police on Thursday, May 25, this crash occurred around 7:32 a.m. on Monday, May 22, on Interstate 80 west in Washington Township, Jefferson County.

Police say 39-year-old John P. Sparger, of Youngstown, OH, lost control of his 2022 Peterbilt 579 tractor-trailer for unknown reasons.

The tractor-trailer exited the right lane and traveled off the northern berm before striking a guide rail.

It continued to travel approximately 255 feet before colliding with several small trees.

Sparger was transported to Penn Highlands DuBois by DuBois Ambulance Service to treat minor injuries.

He was using a seat belt.

According to police, Sparger was charged with a traffic violation.

Police were assisted on scene by Friendship Hose Company No. 1.

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