Update on Greenman Hill Crash this Morning

Driver charged, but no injuries in crash this morning

COUDERSPORT – Police have released details in the accident that occurred this morning on Greenman Hill in Hebron Township at 9:05 am.

According to a PSP news release sent to CoudyNews, 69-year-old Shirley Gleason was traveling South on Route 44, approximately .2 miles South of Carpentar Road, when she lost control of her Toyota Rav4 while negotiating a left-hand curve in the roadway.

Gleason’s vehicle then crossed into the oncoming lane and struck the left side of a Ford F-250, which was being driven by 38-year-old Quinn R. Hanchett, of Coudersport. Hanchett’s vehicle stopped immediately upon impact.

Gleason’s Toyota then traveled South along the Northbound side of the road for approximately 243 feet, before coming to a final resting position pointing West on the Northbound side of Route 44.

Neither Gleason, Hanchett, nor Hanchett’s passenger, Marion L. Hanchett, 41, of Coudersport, who were all wearing seat-belts, were injured in the accident.

Gleason’s Toyota sustained extensive front-end damage and was towed from the scene by Kightlinger Motors of Coudersport. Hanchett’s truck sustained severe left side and rear undercarriage damage and was towed from the scene by a private contractor.

State Police were assisted at the scene by members of the Coudersport Volunteer Fire Department.

Gleason will be cited in relation to driving a vehicle at a safe speed in District Court 55-4-01.


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