Minor injuries reported in Saturday wreck

PUNXSUTAWNEY — A Punxsutawney woman lost control of her vehicle on a slippery Route 436 Saturday morning causing a one-vehicle accident.

According to Punxsutawney Borough Police, a 2001 Jeep Cherokee driven by Vera Pelky, Punxsutawney, was traveling south on Route 436 on the Margiotti Bridge and lost control due to icy conditions which caused her to strike a wall.

Police added that Pelky’s vehicle spun around after striking the wall and came to rest in the northbound lane.

Police reported that Pelky was not injured in the crash, while a passenger, Becky Vallies, Punxsutawney, complained of pain in her knee.

Police were assisted by members of the Punxsutawney Fire Department, Jefferson County EMS and Rebuck’s South Side Towing.

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