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Slippery Roadway Causes Crash on Emlenton Bridge

Saturday, January 12, 2019 @ 12:01 AM

Posted by Joanne Bauer

Police New aRICHLAND TWP., Pa. (EYT) – The slippery roadway early Thursday morning caused a crash on Interstate 80 in Richland Township.

According to Clarion-based State Police, the accident occurred around 4:57 a.m. on Thursday, January 10, on Interstate 80, near mile marker 44.6, in Richland Township, Clarion County.

Police say 68-year-old Johnny L. Thurston, of Youngstown, Ohio, was traveling east in the left lane of I-80 crossing the Emlenton Bridge when he lost control of his 2004 International Harvester truck on the slippery roadway.

The vehicle crossed the centerline and struck the concrete barrier on the south side of the bridge. After impact, the vehicle continued another 200 feet before coming to rest partly in the right lane facing east.

Thurston was using a seat belt and was not injured.

He was charged with a traffic violation.

State police were assisted on the scene by Emlenton Volunteer Fire Department.

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