The Blotter

A 33-year-old rural Tyrone man was involved in a two-vehicle accident on June 9 at 4:55 p.m. at the intersection of State Route 4018 and T-481 in Antis Township.
Jeffrey Ray Thompson was traveling south in an SUV on 4018 while a Mack truck tractor trailer driven by Dale Duane Murray of Frostburg, MD was traveling north.
As the tractor trailer began making a left turn to continue on 4018, the SUV approached the intersection and slid under the trailer part of the truck. After hitting the trailer, Thompson’s vehicle continued to travel under the rear tandem of the truck.
When it hit the tandem, the SUV did a 180-degree turn and came to rest on the west side of State Route 4018.
Thompson suffered minor injuries. It was unknown if he was wearing a seat belt.
Two passengers in Thompson’s vehicle, girls ages one and five also suffered minor injuries. Both were in child safety seats. All three victims were transported by Bellwood Ambulance to Altoona Hospital. The truck driver was wearing a seat belt and was not hurt.
State police were assisted by Pinecroft VFD and fire police.

Several people escaped injury in a two-vehicle accident on State Route 1013 in Tyrone Township on June 10 at 12:10 p.m.
Thirty-four-year-old Michael D. Lastra of RR 3, Altoona was driving south on road while 22-year-old Benjamin Blaine Johnson was traveling northbound. While the two vehicles, Lastra’s Chevy Blazer and Johnson’s pick-up truck, were rounding a curve, the mirrors on each collided with the other.
Both men were wearing their seat belts and were not injured.
Johnson’s passengers, 21-year-old Dan Grazier, 19-year-old Joshua Frye, both of Tyrone and 20-year-old Brendon Maron of Altoona, were also wearing their belts and were not injured.
Both vehicles had minor damage.

Rubbish was scattered at an Antis Township business at 10:30 a.m. on June 11.
The manager of Bickel’s Surplus Store reported an unknown male placed garbage on the ground in front of the dumpster at the store.

An out-of-area woman was involved in a one-vehicle accident on Interstate 99 North, just prior to the Tyrone exit, in Snyder Township on June 11 at 3:55 p.m.
Stephanie Peters of West Decatur was traveling north in the left lane of the road and lost control of her car on the wet pavement. Her vehicle traveled onto the east shoulder area and struck an embankment.
State police said Peters would be charged with a violation of the driving at safe speed code.