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Minor injuries reported in Saturday wreck

November 28, 2010

This 2001 Jeep Cherokee, driven by Vera Pelky of Punxsutawney, spun out while traveling south on Route 436 on the Margiotti Bridge Saturday. A passenger in the vehicle complained of pain in her knee following the crash. (Photo by Larry McGuire/The Punxsutawney Spirit)

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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