Thursday, October 10, 2019

Woman, Two Children Involved in Rollover Crash on Interstate 81 on Wednesday

A woman was injured in a crash on Interstate 81 on Wednesday.

According to the Pennsylvania State Police at Frackville, on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 around 2:50pm, emergency personnel were dispatched to the Northbound lanes of Interstate 81 near mile marker 129.9 in Mahanoy Township for a motor vehicle accident.

Police say the accident occurred as Kiersten Tokar, 28, of Hegins was travelling north in her Jeep Grand Cherokee, when for an unknown reason, the vehicle exited the roadway to the left.

The vehicle crossed the median, the southbound lanes, struck a guard rail, rolled several times, then down a steep embankment.

The vehicle finally came to a rest on it's roof.

Tokar and two children, ages 3 and 1, in the vehicle were taken to an area hospital.  Tokar was injured but the severity is unknown.  The 3 year old suffered minor injuries while the 1 year old was not injured.

West End Fire (Mahanoy City), Ryan Township Fire and EMS assisted at the scene.

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