Three Suffer Major Injuries in Cooksburg Chain-Reaction Crash

cooksburg-accidentFARMINGTON TWP., Pa. (EYT) – Marienville-based State Police say a three-vehicle accident occurred yesterday at the intersection of State Route 36 and River Road, in Farmington Township, Clarion County.

(Photo by Jon Mealy)

According to police, Jonathan Laur, of Pittsburgh, Pa., Robert Marks, of Yardley, Pa., and Grady Canavan, of Falls Creek, Pa., were involved in the collision.

Police say around 2:23 p.m. on August 14, a 2002 Chrysler Van, driven by Laur, was traveling south on SR 36 and a 2015 Jeep, driven by Marks, was traveling north on SR 36. A 1990 Ford Van, driven by Canavan, was on River Road stopped at the intersection with SR 36.

The Chrysler Van made a left turn onto River Road in front of the Jeep, and the Jeep impacted the van with its front center on the van’s passenger side, according to police.

The impact caused the van to roll, and it impacted the 1990 Ford Van’s front end, police say.

The Chrysler Van came to a rest on its driver’s side.

Jonathan Laur and his passengers – Leghann Laur and one juvenile – suffered major injuries, according police.

Two other juvenile passengers in Laur’s vehicle suffered minor injuries, police say.

Marks suffered moderate injuries, police say.

Canavan was not injured, police say.

The Chrysler Van and the Jeep sustained major damages. The 1990 Ford Van sustained minor damage.

Farmington, Sigel, and Marienville Volunteer Fire Departments; several EMS agencies; PennDOT; DCNR; and PSP Punxsutawney Reconstruction Team assisted at the scene.

No other information was provided.


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