Thursday, June 8, 2017

Two Injured in Blythe Township Crash Thursday Morning

Two people were injured in a Blythe Township crash Thursday morning.

According to the Pennsylvania State Police at Frackville, around 10:40am, emergency personnel were called to a 1 vehicle crash on Tumbling Run Road in Blythe Township near the North Manheim Township Line.

Police say a vehicle, driven by Kayla Drasdis, 18, of Pottsville was travelling westbound on Tumbling Run Road, when she lost lost control while negotiating a slight left curve.

Drasdis' vehicle went partially into the eastbound lane, then began to skid back across the westbound lane, spinning and struck the westbound guiderail.

The vehicle then flipped over the guiderail going airborne for approximately 120 feet before coming down on the roadside edge of a crevasse, roughly a 40 feet dropoff.

The vehicle rolled over several times as it tumbled into the crevasse.

Both the driver and her passenger, Delaney Golden, 19, were securely seat belted, No airbags deployed.

Both occupants were able to climb out of the wreckage and up to the roadway.

Both occupants had minor to moderate injuries and were transported to the Schuylkill Medical Center, East via Schuylkill County EMS.

Kaska Hose Company also responded to the scene.

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