State Police

All information contained in the following police reports is taken directly from official state police releases, unless otherwise noted.

Attempted suicide

PAINT TWP. Tpr. Jacob Beers reports a 28-year-old Tionesta woman allegedly attempted suicide at 4:48 p.m. June 26 along Fiberboard Road in paint Township by taking several prescription pills.

State police arrived to find the woman being treated by Clarion Hospital EMS personnel.

The woman was transported to Clarion Hospital for evaluation.

Motorcyclists injured in crash

CLARION TWP. Tpr. Kevin Doverspike Jr. reports two people were injured in a 4 p.m. June 28 two-vehicle along U.S. Route 322 at Detrick Road in Clarion Township.

Jason p. Clinger, 38, Strattanville, operating a 2010 GMC Sierra truck, allegedly pulled out of Detrick Road and onto U.S. Route 322 into the path of a 2001 Kawasaki Vulean Classic motorcycle operated by Leonard W. Hughes, 46, Corsica.

The motorcycle struck the front end of the pick-up truck in the right lane of the highway.

Hughes was not wearing a helmet. He was flown from the scene via medical helicopter to a Pittsburgh-area hospital for treatment of a suspected head injury.

Hughes' passenger, a 15-year-old Corsica male, was wearing a helmet and suffered suspected serious injuries. He was transported to Clarion Hospital.

Clinger was wearing a seat belt and was not injured. He was cited for a traffic law violation.

Strattanville Volunteer Fire Department, Clarion Hospital EMS and MC Auto assisted at the scene.

I-80 crash

RICHLAND TWP. Tpr. Jacob Beers reports no one was injured in a 4:02 p.m. June 29 two-vehicle crash along westbound Interstate 80 at mile marker 44.8 in Richland Township.

Mariana A. Greer, 57, Coulterville, Ill., operating a 2018 Ford F-450 truck in the right lane, was passing a 2019 Chrysler Pacifica operated by James R. Eller, 25, Tiffin, Ohio.

Eller attempted to merge into the right lane and struck the truck operated by Greer.

Both vehicles came to a controlled stop. Both drivers and their passengers were wearing seat belts.

Eller was cited for a traffic law violation.

Hit and run

RICHLAND TWP. Tpr. Donald Cloak reports no one was injured in a 4:33 p.m. June 27 hit and run crash along westbound Interstate 80 at mile marker 44.9 in Richland Township.

According to police, a 2006 Hyundai Sonata, driven by Louise Predis, 60, of Pittsburgh, was traveling west in the left lane behind another vehicle, of which the make and model are unknown.

Police said when the vehicle in front of the Sonata began to slow down for heavy rain and traffic, the Sonata did not slow down in time.

Police said the front end of the Sonata impacted the rear of the vehicle in front of it.

Police said both vehicles were driven to a controlled stop in the median, from where the driver of the lead car took a picture of Predis' insurance information and then departed the scene.

Emlenton Fire Department and Ambulance, St. Petersburg Fire Department, Knox Fire Department and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation assisted at the scene.

Tractor-trailer rig damages yard

REDBANK TWP. -- Tpr. Kevin Doverspike Jr. reports Cedomir Aleksic, 28, Chicago, Ill., operating a 2016 Freightliner tractor-trailer, realized at 7:10 a.m. June 27 along State Route 28 in Redbank Township, that he had missed the turn for the peanut butter factory in New Bethlehem and attempted to back his rig into a parking lot to turn around.

In doing so, the rig's trailer entered into a neighboring yard and cut ruts in the lawn.

The property owner asked Aleksic for his insurance information but Aleksic allegedly refused to provide the information and drove away.

Aleksic was later located at the peanut butter factory by police and was cited for several traffic law violations.

One-vehicle crash

ELK TWP. Tpr. Dylan Jones reports Margaret A. Ochs, 33, Lucinda, escaped injury at 4:07 p.m. June 25 along State Route 208 just north of Shippenville when she allowed her 2007 Chevrolet Impala to drift across the center line and off the west side of the road.

The car traveled along an embankment for 350 feet and then entered into a hay field for 300 feet before coming to a stop in a ditch in the field.

Ochs was not wearing a seat belt.

Police indicate the crash was alcohol-related.