- Local Guide
YOUNG TOWNSHIP â€” Monday, police identified a Reynoldsville man as the victim in Sundayâ€™s fatal crash at the intersection of Route 536 and Route 36 in Young Township.
According to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police, Gary Brian Travis, 48, Reynoldsville, was operating a 2006 Toyota Tacoma when he failed to stop at a posted stop sign on Route 536 and pulled out in front of a 2007 International tractor-trailer driven by Fredrick Rose, 55, Fort Wayne, Ind., which was traveling south on Route 36.
Police said the front end of Roseâ€™s vehicle struck the driverâ€™s side of Travisâ€™ vehicle, causing both vehicles to slide south on Route 36, coming to rest along the northbound lane guardrails.
According to police, Travis, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was pronounced dead at the scene by Jefferson County Coroner Bernard Snyder.
Police said Rose suffered minor injuries and was wearing a seatbelt. Jefferson County EMS transported him to Punxsutawney Area Hospital for treatment.
Following the crash, Route 36 remained closed for several hours in order to remove the vehicles â€” both of which had sustained major damage â€”from the scene.
Police were assisted at the scene by the Punxsutawney Fire Department and Rebuckâ€™s South Side Service.