PSP-Punxsy: Teen killed in McCalmont Twp. accident

Staff Reports

Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police reported on Thursday afternoon that a one-vehicle accident on Shale Pit Road in McCalmont Township resulted in the death of a 16-year-old Punxsutawney female.

Because those involved were minors, police did not release their identities.

The report stated that a 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser was traveling west on Shale Pit Road when its operator lost control of the car and struck an embankment located approximately three feet off the roadway. The vehicle became airborne, ejecting two female passengers, then rotated clockwise, coming to rest 36 feet from its initial impact.

Police said that the driver, a 16-year-old female, did not sustain injuries, while one other passenger had suspected minor injuries as a result of the crash.

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