Five people were injured in a two vehicle crash that occurred in Hebron Township on Tuesday, October 11th.
18-year-old Bryce J. Butler of Coudersport was driving a 2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue in a north direction on Castle Hollow Road. At the same time, 29-year-old Jay M. McCleaft of Shinglehouse was driving a 2015 Ford F250 in a south direction on Whitney Creek Road. According to the Pennsylvania State Police in Coudersport in a report, Butler did not stop at the stop sign located at the Castle Hollow Road/Whitney Creek Road intersection. Butler’s vehicle slid onto Whitney Creek Road’s travel lane in front of McCleaft’s vehicle. McCleaft’s vehicle hit Butler’s vehicle. Butler’s vehicle traveled off Whitney Creek Road’s west berm where it rested. McCleaft drove his vehicle off Whitney Creek’s Road east berm where it rested. The crash occurred at approximately 4:23 p.m.
Butler had injuries that were likely minor, and he was wearing his seat belt. He was not taken to the hospital. McCleaft, who was also wearing his seat belt, was uninjured. All four of Butler’s passengers, which include three 15-year-old males and a 16-year-old female who are all from Coudersport, were also injured. One of the 15-year-old males and the 16-year-old female were seriously injured. The other two passengers had minor injuries. All four of Butler’s passengers were taken to a local hospital for treatment. Neither of Butler’s passenger were wearing their seat belts. Butler was charged with a moving violation.
The following departments helped at the scene: Shinglehouse Volunteer EMS, Coudersport Volunteer Fire Company and EMS, Life Net medical helicopters, and Mercy Flight medical helicopters. The Tioga Freedomist extends our thoughts and prayers to the families of the injured.