Wrong-Way Crash in Pennsylvania Kills One, Injures Two in Parryville, Pennsylvania
PARRYVILLE, PA. – November 7, 2018 - According to an online news report from ccenterdispatch.com, a wrong-way crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike November 6 killed one person and injured two others.*
Shortly before midnight on November 6, 50-year-old Paul Gerrity was traveling north on the Pennsylvania Turnpike’s Northeast Extension in Carbon County, Pennsylvania. For unknown reasons, a vehicle was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of the roadway and crashed into Gerrity’s vehicle. His vehicle then spun around and collided with a third vehicle that was traveling northbound on the Turnpike.
Gerrity sadly died at the scene. The wrong-way driver, who has not been identified, was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries. His or her current medical condition is not known. The driver of the third vehicle, who has also not been identified, sustained a minor injury.
It is not yet clear why the wrong-way driver was in the northbound lanes. Authorities are investigating and have not released additional information about the accident.
A similar vehicle crash occurred in Georgia on October 26. That morning, the driver of a small sedan attempted to drive southbound through the Interstate 75 expressway in Henry County, Georgia. The reversible expressway toll system was flowing northbound for the morning commute, and the driver of the sedan crashed through eight warning stop arms and one metal barrier gate before crossing into oncoming traffic. The sedan struck a second vehicle head-on, then was hit from behind by a third vehicle. Three people were injured in the crash. Authorities suspect the driver of the sedan was impaired at the time of the crash.
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