Police Release Details on Passenger Seriously Injured in Armstrong County Rollover Crash
According to Kittanning-based State Police, a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee operated by 29-year-old Scott A. Szul, of Kittanning, was traveling east on Troy Hill Road when a deer entered the roadway.
Szul attempted to swerve to miss the deer which caused him to lose control of the vehicle; the vehicle struck an embankment and then overturned.
A passenger in Szul’s vehicle, Jessica Veal, of Kittanning, suffered suspected serious injuries and was flown to UPMC Presbyterian.
Szul and another passenger, 23-year-old Maranda Ditty, of Kittanning, were not injured.
Ditty was using a seat belt; however, Szul and Veal were not.
Hose Company No. 6 Kittanning EMS, Rayburn Township Volunteer Fire Department and Mike’s Towing assisted at the scene.
According to police, Szul was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol/controlled substance.
PSP Kittanning released the above report on Thursday, June 9, 2022.
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