Monday, February 7, 2022

UPDATE: Two Listed in Serious Condition After Monday Morning Crash in Ashland

The drivers of two vehicles involved in a violent crash in Ashland on Monday morning are listed in serious condition.

According to Ashland Police, Monday morning's crash occurred just before 6:00am on Route 54 between Ashland and Locust Dale near the Butler Township/Ashland line.

Police Chief Ger Daley, who conducted the crash investigation with the help of the Pennsylvania State Police Forensics Services Unit from Reading, says the incident began when David Neidig, 53, of Shamokin was traveling east on Centre Street/Route 54 and attempted to pass a vehicle.

When Neidig traveled back to the eastbound travel lane, he lost control of his Toyota Rav 4 and struck Christopher Cuff, 41, of Catawissa head on who was traveling westbound in Hyundai Sonata.

Neidig's vehicle overturned throwing him from the vehicle.

Cuff's vehicle went down over an embankment and struck a tree.

Both drivers were transported to Geisinger in Danville by ambulance with serious injuries.

Route 54 was closed from Ashland to Locustdale for 4 hours but has since reopened.

Chief Daley says PennDOT was also contacted about the icy conditions of the roadway.

Assisting police at the scene and with traffic control where the Butler Township Police, Pennsylvania State Police at Frackville, Washington Fire Company Rescue, American Hose Company, Washington Ambulance, Area Services, Ashland Fire Police, and Lavelle Fire Company.

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