Two Life-Flighted to UPMC Presbyterian Following Bell Township Crash

1812d1140135579-stat-medevac-stat1[1]BELL TWP., Pa. (EYT) – Punxsutawney-based State Police say on Thursday morning, a two-vehicle accident occurred on State Route 36, in Bell Township, Jefferson County.

According to police, around 10:20 a.m. on May 4, 31-year-old Richard S. Smith, of Centreville, Va., and 65-year-old Stanley J. Johnston, of Punxsutawney, Pa., were involved in the collision.

Police say a 2005 Toyota Corolla, driven by Smith, was traveling northbound on Colonel Drake Highway (Route 36), and a 1994 Ford F250 pickup, driven by Johnston, was traveling in the southbound lane. Smith lost control of his car and entered into the southbound lane striking Johnston’s Ford pickup.

Smith was not using a seat belt.

Johnston was using a seat belt.

LifeFlight and STAT MedEvac were on the scene. Both individuals were flown to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh for injuries of unknown severity.

Jefferson County EMS and Punxsutawney Fire Department assisted at the scene.


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