Man killed in crash identified
State police Monday identified the man killed in a motor vehicle accident Sunday evening in Leroy Township.
Eric Wade Golden, 26, of Coalgate, Okla., was pronounced dead at the scene of the Leroy Mountain Road accident by county coroner Thomas Carman, according to a release from state police.
Emergency responders were called to the crash site, about two and a half miles from the road's intersection with Southside Road, at about 5 p.m. on Sunday. Leroy Mountain Road leads to Sunfish Pond.
Police said a northbound 1988 Chevrolet pickup truck operated by Golden approached a left curve in the roadway at a high rate of speed.
The pickup left the east side of the roadway and struck an embankment, police said. The impact caused the vehicle to flip and its roof to make contact with the road, police said.
The pickup then slid on its roof before its wheels caught the roadway, causing the vehicle to flip again, according to police. The vehicle came to rest on the roadway facing south.
Golden was ejected from the vehicle, police said. Neither Golden nor a male passenger, also of Oklahoma, wore seat belts, police said.
State police released few details about another fatal crash that occurred at about 5:40 p.m. Sunday on Route 220 in Ulster Township, just north of the village. The driver of a northbound vehicle was killed when a southbound driver crossed into the northbound lane, striking the vehicle, police said. Police had not identified the deceased driver Monday.
A passenger in the northbound vehicle and the driver of the southbound vehicle were transported to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre for non-life threatening injuries, police said.
The accident closed Route 220 north of its intersection with Bridge Street for several hours Sunday evening, with the road reopening at about 11:20 p.m. Sunday, according to the PA State Department of Transportation.
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