Local Man Passing Vehicles in No-Passing Zone Crashes Jeep into Utility Pole Off Route 68
According to a release issued by PSP Clarion on Friday, September 15, the incident occurred around 6:24 p.m. on Sunday, September 10, on State Route 68 in Toby Township, Clarion County.
Police say 42-year-old Michael J. Hornberger, of Sligo, was traveling too fast in a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee and was passing cars in no-passing zones.
Hornberger lost control of his vehicle and left the lane of travel multiple times, struck a utility pole, and rolled three times.
The vehicle came to final rest upright in a gravel pull-off on the east side of State Route 68.
Southern Clarion County Ambulance transported him to Clarion Hospital for suspected minor injuries.
He was not using a seat belt.
The vehicle sustained disabling damage and was towed by Cornman’s towing.
According to police, Hornberger was charged with a traffic violation.
Additional charges pertaining to this crash are pending further investigation, according to police.
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