Update on WFRM Crash

COUDERSPORT – Police have released details surrounding the crash that left a huge hole in the front of the WFRM studios on Main Street in Coudersport.

The crash happened at 6:45 am Saturday, June 2, after the driver of a pickup truck fell asleep at the wheel.

Police say 18-year-old Nolan A. Carter, of Shinglehouse, was driving a 2010 Ford F-250 pickup truck west on Main Street when he fell asleep at the wheel, swerved into the eastbound lane, and then struck an eastbound Mack truck, driven by 63-year-old James R. McKinney, of Smethport.

Police say upon impact the front wheel of Nolan’s truck came off. As a result he was unable to control his vehicle and subsequently crashed into the Hair To Please and WFRM buildings on Main Street.

Police say both drivers and Nolan’s passenger, Michael Gustin, age 23, of Shinglehouse, were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash and were uninjured.

Police did not say if any charges would be filed.

 


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