Skip to main content

Five injured in Big Run wreck

March 11, 2012

Five people suffered mild to moderate injures in this wreck around 4 p.m. Saturday in Big Run, police reported. (Natalie Bruzda/The Punxsutawney Spirit)

BIG RUN — Five people were injured around 4 p.m. Saturday in a wreck along Route 119 in Big Run near Mitchell Street, according to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police.

Police said Dylan Irwin, 19, Punxsutawney, was traveling south on Route 119, and Jodi Campbell, 31, Punxsutawney, was traveling north when, for unknown reasons, Irwin was traveling in the opposite lane of travel and failed to enter back in the appropriate lane prior to impacting Campbell's 2003 gold Cadillac Escalade.

Police said Campbell was forced to swerve from the northbound lane of Route 119 to the southbound lane in order to avoid a head-on collision.
The entire front portion of Irwin's 1999 dark blue Buick Century impacted the front passenger side of the Cadillac near the center of the road, and both vehicles were disabled as a result of the crash, according to police.

Irwin suffered moderate injuries and was flown from the scene by emergency medical helicopter, while Campbell and three juvenile passengers were transported to Punxsutawney Area Hospital for treatment of minor injuries, police said.

The Big Run Volunteer Fire Department, Jefferson County EMS and the Sykesville EMS unit assisted at the scene. Both vehicles were towed from the scene by South Side Towing.

A special Legislature Farewell Breakfast was held in honor of PA State Representative Sam Smith early Friday morning....
When it comes to children riding in cars, safety always comes first.
VIDEO: 6 Ways To Pack A Better Lunch
On Friday night, the Chucks football team defeated the Union Knights in a shootout, 54-36, after...
On Thursday, the girls' volleyball team at PAHS earned its first win over Altoona since starting...
Punxsy's boys' cross country (led by Eric Ingros, pictured here) led the Chucks and Lady Chucks in...

 

Premium Drupal Themes by Adaptivethemes