Two Flown to UPMC Presbyterian Following Vehicle Rollover Crash in Barnett Township

BARNETT TWP., Pa. (EYT) – Two people were flown to UPMC Presbyterian in Pittsburgh following a one-vehicle rollover crash that occurred on Sunday afternoon on State Route 899.

According to Marienville-based State Police, around 12:16 p.m. on Sunday, October 6, 59-year-old Daniel Schnur, of Butler, was driving a 2006 Toyota Tacoma, traveling south on Route 899 toward its intersection with Old Bridge Road, in Barnett Township, Jefferson County.

Police say Schnur was negotiating a left curve in the roadway when he lost control of the vehicle and it exited the east side of the roadway and struck the curb. The vehicle then overturned an unknown number of times and struck multiple small trees. It came to a final rest on its roof facing east.

Schnur and his passenger, 61-year-old Ruth Schnur, of Butler, suffered suspected serious injuries and were flown by STAT MedEvac and LifeFlight to UPMC Presbyterian.

Both occupants were both using seat belts.

The vehicle sustained disabling damage and was removed from the scene by Leadbetter Towing.

Sigel Volunteer Fire Department and Sigel EMS assisted at the scene.

Schnur was cited for a speed violation.


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