Saturday, January 20, 2018

Schuylkill County Police Log for 01/20/18

Schuylkill County Police Log for 01/20/18

No Injuries Reported in Afternoon Crash on Interstate 81 Saturday Afternoon

According to the Pennsylvania State Police at Frackville, the crash occurred around 5:00pm near Mile marker 138.5 in the southbound lanes of Interstate 81.

Police say the crash occurred when a vehicle driven by Mark Staller, 22, of Pine Grove was travelling behind a tractor trailer in the left lane.   The truck was traveling slower then Staller, so Staller attempted to pass the tractor trailer in the right lane.

As Staller attempted to pass, the tractor trailer moved to the right lane.  Staller panicked and over steered hard left.  The vehicle left the left side of the highway, travelling up a slight embankment in the median, making contact with a traffic sign.  The vehicle eventually came to a rest on the right shoulder of the highway.

Staller and two other passengers in the vehicle with him were not injured.