Punxsy Man Allegedly Flees Scene After Rolling Vehicle in Church Lawn

YOUNG TOWNSHIP, Pa. (EYT) – Punxsutawney-based State Police report a hit-and-run crash occurred on September 28 at 1:45 a.m. on South Main Street Ext., in Young Township, Jefferson County.

According to police, the crash occurred as Jeremy C. Coble, 39, of Punxsutawney, was traveling south on SR-436 in a 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited 24 T.

As Coble was negotiating a left curve in the roadway near Alliance Drive, his vehicle traveled across the north lane and off of the east edge of the roadway, police say.

The PT Cruiser allegedly traveled for 105 feet in a southeast direction in the grass, then continued southeast for 66 feet across Alliance Road. Coble’s vehicle then entered the grass lawn of the Christian Missionary Alliance Church.

Once in the church’s lawn, Coble’s vehicle allegedly continued southeast for 10 feet before impacting a vinyl church sign, and then a flower garden 57 feet further into the lawn.

After impacting the flower garden, the PT Cruiser allegedly rolled onto its right side leaving a gouge in the lawn 21 feet south of the flower garden.

Police say the vehicle then rolled back onto its wheels and came to a final rest 14 feet south of the point of rollover, located 46 feet east of SR-436.

Coble allegedly fled the scene on foot.

According to police, Coble was wearing a seatbelt and suffered minor injuries in the crash.

Coble has been charged with a traffic violation.

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