Slippery Road Conditions Cause Two-Vehicle Crash in Sykesville

SYKESVILLE, Pa. (EYT) – According to DuBois-based State Police, slippery road conditions contributed to a two-vehicle crash that occurred around 9:55 a.m. on February 21, on Sykes Street, in Sykesville Borough, Jefferson County.

Police say the accident involved 42-year-old Christopher M. Firestone, of Home, and 68-year-old Mark Matusky, of Sykesville.

The crash occurred as Firestone was traveling southbound on State Route 119, Sykes Street, and attempting to slow down for the sharp right curve in the roadway.

According to police, Firestone was traveling too fast for the slippery road conditions when his 2001 Buick Lesabre slid on the snow-covered roadway through the intersection of Sykes Street, E. Main Street, and E. Liberty Street.

Matusky was traveling northbound on Sykes Street when Firestone’s vehicle slid through the intersection and struck the rear of Matusky’s 2014 Chevrolet Silverado, police ay.

Matusky’s vehicle spun approximately 90 degrees counter-clockwise after impact, according to police.

Both vehicles came to a final rest on the south side of the intersection.

Firestone and his passenger – 43-year-old Ruby Firestone, of Home – were both uninjured in the crash.

Matusky suffered minor injuries.

All occupants of both vehicles were wearing seat belts.

Firestone was cited with a traffic violation.


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