Sunday, February 25, 2018

Pottsville Man Killed in Crash Sunday Afternoon

A Pottsville man was killed in a crash in Foster Township Sunday afternoon.

According to the Pennsylvania State Police, the crash occurred around 1:15pm at the Route 901 overpass of Interstate 81.

Police say the crash occurred when a 2000 Jeep Cherokee driven by Adam Ould, 27, of Pottsville was travelling northbound on Route 901 just south of Interstate 81.

For unknown reasons, Ould crossed the southbound lane striking a guard rail, then traveled down an embankment.  Ould's vehicle struck another guard rail and a concrete jersey barrier on the shoulder of Interstate 81.

After impacting the jersey barrier, Ould's vehicle came to a final rest on its roof in the right lane of northbound Interstate 81.

Schuylkill County Deputy Coroner David Truskowsky pronounced Ould dead at the scene at 1:40pm.  Ould was reported to not be wearing a seat belt.

Interstate 81 has since reopened but was closed for about 3 hours after the crash.