Trout Run, PA – Daniel Mitchell Hurt in Tractor-Trailer Crash on US-15LawPaWriter
Trout Run, PA (July 1, 2021) – At 3:17 p.m. on the afternoon of Monday, June 28, a man was seriously injured in a tractor-trailer crash in Trout Run.
According to Pennsylvania State Police, the accident happened on US-15. Police confirmed that 36-year-old Daniel Mitchell was driving his Ford pickup truck in the area when his truck was struck by a tractor-trailer traveling in the area. The driver of the tractor-trailer, identified as 48-year-old Timothy Gentry, allegedly failed to slow his speed or change lanes for Mitchell’s pickup truck. The pickup truck went off the side of the road and down an embankment until it came to a rest.
Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were present at the scene. Mitchell was rushed to UPMC Williamsport by ambulance for treatment of serious injuries. Gentry did not receive injuries but remained at the scene.
The roadway was blocked in the area for an extended period of time as police cleared the scene.
No further details have been released but the investigation remains ongoing.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Truck Accidents in Pennsylvania
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