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Man sent to hospital after crash into tree

May 31, 2011

This 2010 Lincoln Town Car driven by Charles G. Rumpf, 68, Punxsutawney, sustained heavy damage after he drove off the roadway Monday and struck a tree. Rumpf suffered minor injuries in the crash, police said. (Larry McGuire/The Punxsutawney Spirit)

NORTH MAHONING TOWNSHIP — A one-vehicle accident sent a Punxsutawney man to the hospital after his vehicle struck a tree at 2 p.m. Monday on Route 119, North Mahoning Township.

According to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police, a 2010 Lincoln Town Car driven by Charles G. Rumpf, 68, Punxsutawney, was traveling north on Route 119 near Midway Stables when he fell asleep and his vehicle traveled off the roadway.

Police said Rumpf's vehicle traveled off the west side of the roadway and struck a tree.

According to police, Rumpf was transported to Punxsutawney Area Hospital by Jefferson County EMS for treatment of minor injuries, Rumpf's vehicle sustained heavy damage and was towed by Rebuck's South Side Service.
Police were assisted at the scene by Perry Township and Marion Center Volunteer Fire Companies.

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