Sunday, October 31, 2021

Schuylkill County Crash Log for 10/31/2021


A collection of crash reports from Schuylkill County police departments.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

On Thursday, October 28th, 221 around 11:00am, Pottsville Police responded to the Unit block of North Second Street for a reportable accident.

The investigation revealed that an 82 year old Orwigsburg man had been exiting the BB&T Bank drive-thru lane onto N. Second Street when he lost control of his 1999 silver Chrysler Sebring and crashed into the entrance of the Barefield Plaza, 3 North Second Street, causing disabling damage to his vehicle.
The male operator was treated at the scene by Schuylkill Ems and then transported to a local medical facility for treatment of minor injuries he sustained in the crash.

Pottsville Fire personnel also assisted on scene. Further investigation pending.

Report from the Pottsville Police Department


On Thursday, October 28th, 2021, around 3:45pm, State Police and Fire responded to a vehicle fire on High Road in Butler Township near Lavelle.

Police say Jaron Renn, 21, of Sunbury was driving his Jeep Wrangler when he began to see smoke coming from the engine area.  Renn pulled over and seen flames coming through the grill of the vehicle.

The Lavelle Fire Company responded and put out the fire.

Report from Pennsylvania State Police at Frackville


On October 10th, 2021, a crash occurred on West Main Street in Hegin Township.

The crash occurred as Dennis Klinger, 77, of Millersburg was traveling west on Route 25 when his Lincoln-Continental crossed the center of the roadway and struck a utility pole head on near 1515 West Main Street.

After hitting the pole, he backed up and struck a second pole with the rear of the vehicle.

Klinger sustained minor injuries and was transported to an area hospital.

His passenger, Charlotte Klinger, 77, was not injured.

Klinger was cited for the crash.

Report from Pennsylvania State Police at Schuylkill Haven


On October 25th, 2021, around 6:00am, a crash occurred on Airport Road in Barry Township.

The crash involved an unknown vehicle striking a mailbox and sign at the intersection near the United Lutheran Church.  Whoever struck both, fled the scene in an unknown direction.

Anyone with information on the vehicle or operator should contact the Schuylkill Haven Barracks by calling (570) 754-4600.

Report from Pennsylvania State Police at Schuylkill Haven


On October 25th, 2021, a crash occurred on Route 61 near the intersection with West Market Street in North Manheim Township.

Police say Dennis Zellers, 66, of Pottsville was traveling south on Route 61 while Rita Murray, 72, of Orwigsburg was stopped at the traffic light on Market Street.

Murray attempted to cross Route 61 when she received a green light and was struck by Zellers as he ran the red light.

Both vehicles sustained disabling damage.

A passenger with Zellers, Deinse Gartner, 46, of Pottsville sustained serious injuries and was flown to an area hospital.

Zellers and Murray were not injured.

Assisting police at the scene was the Orwigsburg Fire Department, Schuylkill EMS, Moyer's Towing, and LifeFlight.

Report from Pennsylvania State Police at Schuylkill Haven