Crash Report

COUDERSPORT – State Police in Coudersport have reported several recent accidents.

Elma M. Lannager, 54, of Roulette, suffered minor injury in a crash along Route 6 on January 18. Police say Lannager was traveling west when her Mercury Grand Marquis left the roadway, struck an embankment and then spun around clockwise before coming to rest in a ditch. A 15-year-old female passenger also suffered minor injury in the crash. Both were transported by Roulette Ambulance to CCMH. No charges were filed.

Travis S. Siebert, 34, of Shinglehouse, suffered moderate injuries in a crash along the Plank Road on January 17. Police say Siebert was traveling north when he lost control of his Chevrolet Silverado and hit a tree along the berm of the road. Shinglehouse Fire, Shinglehouse Ambulance and Coudersport Ambulance assisted at the scene. No charges were filed.

Alfred E. Ritter, 64, of Coudersport, escaped injury after crashing his 1996 Ford Explorer along Route 872 on January 14. Police say Ritter lost control of his SUV while traveling south, hit a mailbox and then crashed into a ditch.  His passenger, Patricia A. Barton, 58, of Coudersport, suffered injuries of an unknown degree in the crash. Police will charge Ritter for driving too fast. Coudersport Fire, Coudersport Ambulance, Medic 6 and Kightlinger Motors assisted at the scene.

Daniel F. Glassmire, 29, of Coudersport, was uninjured after crashing his Hyundai Elantra into a dump truck on Route 872. Police say Glassmire was traveling north when he lost control on the snow-covered roadway, entered the oncoming lane and impacted the front-end of an International Harvester dump truck, driven by Billy J. Chestnut, 30, of Austin. Police say Chestnut was uninjured in the crash and his truck suffered no damage. No charges were filed.

An unidentified driver was charged with DUI as the result of a crash along Route 49 on January 13. Police say the operator of a 2001 Jeep Cherokee was traveling on a straight stretch of roadway when their vehicle traveled across the westbound lane of travel and into a ditch. The Jeep continued for approximately 15 feet before coming to rest.



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