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Motorcyclist Seriously Injured After Crashing Into Vehicle on Route 38

Tuesday, September 19, 2023 @ 12:09 AM

Posted by Jacob Deemer

STAT-MedEvacWASHINGTON TWP., Pa. (EYT) – A motorcyclist was airlifted to a medical facility to treat serious injuries after he crashed into a vehicle along State Route 38.

According to a report released by PSP Butler on Tuesday, September 19, this crash happened at 3:42 p.m. on Tuesday, September 12, on State Route 38 at its intersection with N Washington Road in Washington Township, Butler County.

Police say a 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe operated by 26-year-old Samantha E. Snyder, of Hilliards, was stopped N Washington Road at the intersection before clearing it and proceeding to turn left onto Route 38.

As Snyder was completing the turn, a 2014 Harley-Davidson Street Glide driven by 56-year-old Larry A. Dittmer, of Butler, approached the intersection at a high rate of speed and hit Snyder’s vehicle in the rear driver’s side fender.

Dittmer was not using a helmet and suffered suspected serious injuries.

He was airlifted to UPMC Presbyterian by STAT MedEvac.

Snyder and an infant passenger were not injured. She was using a seat belt, and the child was restrained in a child safety seat.

According to police, both drivers were charged with a traffic violation.

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