Meadville Tribune

Police Blotter

January 26, 2014

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MEADVILLE — Crashes

State Police

-Susan A. Peterson, 30, address unlisted, was traveling in an unknown direction on Route 79 in Cussewago Township when she lost control of her vehicle while passing another vehicle during a winter storm at 8:21 a.m. Jan. 23, according to state police. No further information was provided.

-Nicole Beiter, 27, address unlisted, was traveling in an unknown direction on Route 79 in Vernon Township when she lost control of her vehicle on the snow-covered roadway at 9:22 a.m. Jan. 23, according to state police. No further information was provided.

-Zachary Smith, 24, address unlisted, was traveling in an unknown direction on Route 198 in Hayfield Township when his vehicle struck a tractor trailer, driven by Regina France, address unlisted, at 11:46 a.m. Jan. 23, according to state police. Smith reportedly sustained minor injuries.

-Krista Powell, 18, of McMurray, was traveling north on Interstate 79 in Hayfield Township when she lost control of her vehicle on the snow-covered roadway at 9:49 a.m. Jan. 23, according to state police. Her vehicle reportedly struck driver Edward Gilmore, of Clintonville, and spun clockwise until struck by the vehicle of driver Charles Paydo, address unlisted. No injuries were reported. Hayfield fire department assisted on scene.

-Matthew Weaver, 31, of Meadville, was traveling north on Interstate 79 in Vernon Township when he lost control of his vehicle on the snow-covered roadway at 8:01 a.m. Jan. 24, according to state police. His vehicle reportedly struck a guardrail and traveled into the path of driver Todd Hayden of Prospect. Hayden’s vehicle struck Weaver’s before both vehicles came to rest, police said. No injuries were reported. Hayfield fire department assisted on scene.

-James Jelar, 36, of North Olmstead, Ohio, was traveling north on Interstate 79 in Cusse-wago Township when he lost control of his vehicle at 11:07 a.m. Jan. 24, according to state police. His vehicle reportedly left the roadway and struck a guardrail before traveling into a ravine, impacting several trees. He was transported to UPMC Hamot in Erie for injuries of unknown severity, police said. Hayfield fire department, Edinboro fire department and the Pennsylva-nia Department of Transportation assisted on scene.

-Garth Delp, 21, of Conneaut Lake, was traveling east on Route 322 in West Fallowfield Township when his vehicle left the roadway at 3:45 a.m. Jan. 23, according to state police. His vehicle reportedly struck fencing and became disabled. He fled the scene and was later found at his residence, police said. No injuries reported. Driving under the influence charges pending.

-Ashley E. Chiocco, 29, of Conneautville was traveling east on Gospel Hill Road east of Center Road in Venango Township Jan. 23 at 5:53 p.m. when a vehicle driven by Winifred E. Ketcham, 77, of Meadville, emerged from a driveway in front of Chiocco’s vehicle. Chiocco was unable to stop and her vehicle collided with Ketcham’s car. No injuries were reported. Both vehicles were towed from the scene.

-Harold E. Herrick, 85, of Jamestown was traveling north on East Lake Road, South Shenango Township, at 2:59 p.m. on Jan. 24, negotiated a bend, struck a patch of snow, lost traction and started to slide. Herrick unable to gain control of the vehicle which slid over a slight embankment and rolled onto its side. Herrick was not injured.

-Nicole L. Beck, 29, of Cambridge Springs was traveling southbound on State Highway 98 in Cussewago Township at 11 p.m. on Jan. 25 when she lost control on the snow/ice covered roadway while negotiating a curve, slid off the roadway and struck a guardrail. Beck was not injured.

-Wesley C. Casbohm, 62, of Cambridge Springs was northbound on Routes 6/19 at 5:20 p.m. on Jan. 25 when he lost control on the partial snow/ice covered roadway while negotiating a left curve, slid across the roadway, struck a ditch and continued before coming to rest against several trees. Casbohm and passenger Shirley Casbohm, 57, of Cam-bridge Springs were not injured.

-James C. Irwin, 28, of Centerville was slowing to make a left turn from State Route 77 into a private driveway in Sparta Township at 6:55 a.m. on Jan. 24 when John C. Roberson, 44, of Townville, who was traveling behind Irwin, struck the right left corner of Irwin’s car, traveled across the road into a lawn and hit a house. Roberson sustained major injury. Irwin was not injured.

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