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Man Falls Asleep at the Wheel, Crashes into Tree
According to police, around 11:35 p.m. on Monday, April 15, 51-year-old Richard T. Geer, of Brookville, was operating a 2018 Chevrolet Silverado, traveling south on State Route 899 just south of Blue Ridge Road in Barnett Township, Forest County.
Police say Geer attempted to negotiate a left-hand curve when he fell asleep at the wheel. The vehicle traveled southeast into the northbound lane and exited the road on the eastern side.
The vehicle first struck a guide rail and then proceeded to hit a tree head-on before coming to a final rest facing southeast.
Geer was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured.
The vehicle sustained disabling damage.
Geer was cited for a lane violation.
Frank’s Auto & Sons assisted at the scene.
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