BIG RUN — Five people were injured around 4 p.m. Saturday in a wreck along Route 119 in Big Run near Mitchell Street, according to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police.
Police said Dylan Irwin, 19, Punxsutawney, was traveling south on Route 119, and Jodi Campbell, 31, Punxsutawney, was traveling north when, for unknown reasons, Irwin was traveling in the opposite lane of travel and failed to enter back in the appropriate lane prior to impacting Campbell's 2003 gold Cadillac Escalade.
Police said Campbell was forced to swerve from the northbound lane of Route 119 to the southbound lane in order to avoid a head-on collision.
The entire front portion of Irwin's 1999 dark blue Buick Century impacted the front passenger side of the Cadillac near the center of the road, and both vehicles were disabled as a result of the crash, according to police.
Irwin suffered moderate injuries and was flown from the scene by emergency medical helicopter, while Campbell and three juvenile passengers were transported to Punxsutawney Area Hospital for treatment of minor injuries, police said.
The Big Run Volunteer Fire Department, Jefferson County EMS and the Sykesville EMS unit assisted at the scene. Both vehicles were towed from the scene by South Side Towing.