Saturday, February 11, 2023

Two Flown After Route 61 Crash near Schuylkill Haven

Two people were flown after a serious crash along Route 61 near Schuylkill Haven on Saturday afternoon.

The crash occurred around 3:00pm, Saturday, when an SUV traveling in the northbound lanes of Route 61 veered off the highway and into a tree in the area between the entrance to Penn State Schuylkill and the First United Church of Christ.

Emergency personnel arrived to find the two occupants of the vehicle entrapped.  The SUV sustained heavy front-end damage.

Within 10 minutes of arrival, both victims were extricated from the vehicles and two helicopters were called.

A medevac helicopter and a LifeFlight helicopter landed near the church.

Both victims were flown with unknown injuries.

The northbound lanes of the highway were closed for approximately an hour and half while the scene was cleared.

State Police continue to investigate the crash.