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One Dead, One Flown to Children’s Hospital in Two-Vehicle Crash on Route 417

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 @ 05:07 PM

Posted by Joanne Bauer

police-lineVENANGO CO., Pa. (EYT) – One person is deceased, one flown to Children’s Hospital, and a third transported to UPMC following a two-vehicle crash on Route 417 in Oakland Township on Tuesday afternoon.

According to Franklin-based State Police, the crash occurred around 4:07 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23, at the intersection of State Route 417 and Camp Wilbea Road, in Oakland Township, Venango County.

Police say a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Heavy Duty truck operated by 26-year-old Cody Alan Lewis, of Franklin, was traveling south on Route 417 at a high rate of speed.

A Toyota Camry driven by 53-year-old Timothy Ivan McClelland, of Franklin, was traveling east on Camp Wilbea Road, facing a stop sign.

The Toyota entered the intersection and was turning left (north) onto Route 417 when the front right of the Chevrolet struck the front/left of the Toyota in the northbound lane.

Cody Lewis was transported to UPMC Northwest via ambulance for treatment of moderate injuries.

Timothy McClelland was transported to Titusville Hospital via ambulance where he was pronounced dead.

A nine-year-old male passenger in McClelland’s car was flown to Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh for treatment and was reported to be in stable condition.

The Chevrolet sustained moderate front right damage.

The Toyota sustained heavy front/left damage, including heavy compartment intrusion into the driver’s compartment.

Venango County 9-1-1 dispatched the following fire departments to the scene: Oakland, Cooperstown, Rocky Grove, Reno, Cherrytree, Utica, and Rouseville.

Community Ambulance Service, PSP Franklin, and STAT MedEvac were also dispatched.

Crawford County Coroner’s office also assisted.

Route 417 was closed from Front Street to Route 8 in Cherrytree for several hours.

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