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Dangerous crash near Cloe Lake results in ‘minor injuries’

August 3, 2012

This 1996 Ford Mustang driven by Justin L. Hasty, 19, Big Run, was traveling north on Cloe Lake Road when he failed to negotiate a left curve in the roadway while traveling at a high rate of speed and lost control, which caused his vehicle to travel off the roadway eventually up in the woods after it struck a tree. Brosius Towing assisted with removing the vehicle from the tight jam. (Photo by Larry McGuire of The Punxsutawney Spirit)

BELL TOWNSHIP — A Big Run teenager suffered only minor injuries when his vehicle drove off of the roadway at 4:35 a.m. Friday Aug. 3 on Cloe Lake Road.

According to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police a 1996 Ford Mustang driven by Justin L. Hasty, 19, Big Run, was traveling north on Cloe Lake Road when he failed to negotiate a left curve in the roadway while traveling at a high rate of speed.

Police said Hasty lost control, which caused his vehicle to travel off the east side of the road and strike a large tree with the left side.

Hasty's vehicle then traveled into the woods, striking several small trees along the way and coming to final rest 33 feet east of Cloe Lake Road, police said.

Police said Hasty suffered minor injuries and was not wearing a seatbelt, his vehicle sustained major damage.

According to police, Hasty will be cited for driving a vehicle at an unsafe speed.

Police were assisted at the scene by the Central Fire Department, Jefferson County EMS and Brosius Towing.

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