Time of Incident: 07/02/2017 22:53 hrs
ON ROUTE 49 6677 FEET EAST OF MERRICK HILL RD, Deerfield Township, Tioga County, PA
Operator 1: Tommy Causer, 64, Osceola, PA
Unit 1: 2005 Dodge Ram 1500
Operator 2: Timothy Rollins, 62, Canisteo, NY
Unit 2: 1992 Mack CH613
This crashed occurred as Unit 1 was traveling West on SR 49, a two-laned paved road, In the right lane of travel, Unit 2, a milk truck, was backing into a farm. Operator 1 failed to recognize Operator 2’s actions, and continued traveling along the roadway. Unit 1 then struck Unit 2’s trailer at a 90 degree angle. Unit 1 went underneath the trailer, and continued straight into a field, where the vehicle came to final rest. Operator 1 was pronounced dead at the scene from blunt force trauma, Assisting at the scene were Osceola, Elkland, and Knoxville Fire & EMS. Both vehicles were towed by Burkholder’s Towing. PSP CARS and FSU also were called out to assist with the investigation.
The Tioga Freedomist extends our prayers to the family and friends of the decedent, Tommy Causer