Details Released on I-80 Construction Zone Crash; Driver Suffers Major Injuries

police_line_11WASHINGTON TWP., Pa. (EYT) – State Police in DuBois have released details surrounding a May 29 crash that left one person seriously injured.

According to police, the accident happened around 2:46 p.m. in a construction zone on Interstate 80 eastbound near the 91.4 mile marker.

Police say the front of a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado operated by 22-year-old David A. Dinger, of Brookville, collided with the rear of a stopped 2008 Toyota Avalon operated by 62-year-old Steven Somerlot, of Marion, Ohio.

The front of Somerlot’s vehicle then collided with the rear of a 2005 Chevrolet Equinox driven by 44-year-old Nicole M. Ginter of Brookville.

Police say Somerlot’s vehicle then traveled 66 feet south into the medial before coming to a rest.

Somerlot was flown to UPMC Altoona for treatment of major injuries.

There is no word on his current condition.

All other parties involved escaped injury.

Dinger was cited for driving at an unsafe speed, according to police.

Falls Creek VFD and Dusan/Amserve Ambulance assisted at the scene.


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