Pile-Up Injures Two
A three car pile-up injured two people on Route 322 in Venango County. A truck with an oversized load had backed up traffic heading east in Cranberry township while a driver made a sudden left turn forcing Lara Bell of Knox to make a rapid stop to avoid a collision. Tracy Auber of Oil City was unable to stop herself and collided with Lara’s vehicle and was in turn hit by Sarah Carter of Franklin. Tracy and Sarah were taken to UPMC Northwest for injuries.
Juries Convict Cop of Vehicular Homicide, Caretaker of Assault
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After deliberating for two hours an Erie County Jury found former Erie City Police Officer Cheryl Frey guilty of charges including vehicular homicide and driving under the influence. In February 2017 Frey caused a traffic accident that killed 57 year old Wade Schultz after having as many as 13 drinks. She faces a minimum three year jail term and will be sentenced in August. Also in Erie County a 27 year old man named Akeem Nixon pleaded guilty to two felony charges stemming from pouring boiling water on a disabled man last June. Nixon worked at Lakeshore Community Services and the incident left a man with cerebral palsy with burns on 20% of his body.
PSP Meadville Investigating Strange Scene
State Police in Crawford county are investigating a strange incident from West Shenango Township on Monday. Derrick Mausser of Jamestown was found lying unconscious on West State Road at around 7PM Monday night. Half a mile down the road to the west troopers discovered an abandoned car in a swamp. The investigation into this incident continues.
Route 6 Closure in Crawford County
Route 6 is closed in Crawford County’s Conneaut Township for bridge repairs. The closure is between the intersections with Beaver Center and Jillian Roads and expected to remain in place until August 10th. Route 285 and Route 6 in Ohio are being used as detours. PennDOT has more bridge and road closures planned for next week.
House Passes State Budget Bill
With a vote of 188 to 10 the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed the first non controversial budget in years. The budget closes a $2 billion gap from the previous one while still increasing spending on education and not raising taxes. The Senate will be discussing the 2018-2019 budget this week.