Three People Injured in One-Vehicle Crash on Route 28

ROSE TOWNSHIP, Pa. (EYT) – Punxsutawney-based State Police say around 11:30 a.m. on December 14, a one-vehicle accident occurred on State Route 28, west of James Lane, in Rose Township, Jefferson County.

According to police, 49-year-old Robert J. Francis, III, of Hartford, CT, was traveling south on SR 28 and lost control of his 2004 Ford Expedition on the snow-covered roadway.

The vehicle traveled to the left, across the northbound lanes of SR 28 and exited the roadway to the east, then the vehicle traveled down a slight embankment. The vehicle struck several trees before coming to a rest, police say.

Francis, and three passengers, 60-year-old Maxine Francis and 21-year-old Travis Francis, also of Hartford, CT, and 42-year-old Tyrone Kimber, of Windsor, CT, were using seat belts.

Robert Francis was not injured.

Maxine Francis and Tyrone Kimber suffered minor injuries.

Travis Francis suffered moderate injuries.

Jefferson County EMS transported all three passengers to Brookville Hospital.

The vehicle sustained disabling damage and was towed from the scene.

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