Skip to comments.Here’s what led to the four-vehicle Interstate 99 crash Thursday
Posted on 11/14/2018 11:55:26 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
State police have released details on a four-vehicle crash that tied up traffic Thursday morning on Interstate 99 in Patton Township.
According to the report, officers responded to the crash shortly before 9 a.m. to the 71.5 mile marker within the construction zone along the interstate. Troopers reported that James E. Bentz, 60, of Tampa, Fla., was traveling north into the construction zone when he struck a car driven by Christian L. Lamana, 25, of Milroy.
Bentz allegedly stated he had been traveling faster than the posted speed and didnt see traffic moving slower in the construction zone, police said. Lamanas vehicle then struck a third vehicle driven by Rachel A. Griel, 49, of State College, causing it to become airborne and striking a fourth vehicle driven by Leonard Wysocki, 50, of Bellefonte.
Lamanas vehicle traveled into the barrier on the east side of the roadway before coming to rest, police said. Griels vehicle also went off the east side of the road, hitting the barrier.
All operators, including a 19 year-old passenger in Griels vehicle and a 4-year-old passenger in Wysockis vehicle, were wearing seat belts, police said. Lamana and Griels passenger were taken to Mount Nittany Medical Center, while Griel was taken to Altoona Hospital.
State police were assisted on the scene by Alpha Fire Company, Mount Nittany EMS, PennDOT and Tennis Towing. Citations will be issued through District Judge Kelley Gillette-Walker.
Is there a particular reason that this car crash is of national importance?
In other news, Aunt Beas apple pie was stolen from her kitchen window.
Another example of people doing stupid stuff if highway construction zones.
Playing stupid games and winning stupid prizes.
Fortunately no one has died in this instance....yet.
There is a national epidemic of people not paying attention in construction zones.
Usually someone dies as a result.
My wife NEVER speeds through construction zones.
Why on earth are you posting about a local car crash from months ago?
So the crash was in Pennsylvania (”...on the scene...PennDOT”). Bentz was a long way from home (Tampa, Fla.).
Sounds pretty stupid if that is what he told the cops.
Always blame the 25 year old!
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