Additional information released on recent Route 220 accident
Additional information has been provided about the accident that occurred at 6:10 p.m. Thursday on state Route 220, just south of state Route 2027, in Towanda Township.
According to a press release from the state police at Towanda, the incident occurred when Michael Turner, 36, of Brackney, Pa., driving a white 2008 Ford F-550, was traveling north on Route 220 in front of Joseph Keezer, 40, of New Albany, who was driving a green 2006 Ford F-350. Keezer's vehicle bumped into the back of Turner's vehicle, then swerved to pass Turner in the southbound lane while traveling north, police stated.
Cody House, 21, of Monroeton, who was driving a maroon 1990 Chrysler LeBaron south on Route 220, swerved to avoid Keezer, whose vehicle impacted with House's in the southbound lane, according to police. Keezer's vehicle had moderate damage, House's vehicle had heavy damage, and Turner's vehicle had no damage, police stated.
Keezer had a minor injury, Turner and his passenger, Cameron Martin, 18, of Monroeton, had no injuries, and House was injured, though his passengers, a 17-year-old and a 1-year-old, were not injured, according to police.
Upon arrival of the state police, police stated that it was determined that Keezer was under the influence of an alcoholic beverage, and "probable cause was found for the arrest of Keezer for driving under the influence of alcohol." Police stated that charges will be filed after blood alcohol test results are received.