The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

News

June 10, 2013

Danville man dies in stolen vehicle

SHAMOKIN DAM — The driver of a stolen car was killed Saturday when the Buick in which he was speeding slammed a rocky hillside along Route 11 in Monroe Township, Snyder County, state troopers report.

Michael Paul Weatherill, 42, of Danville, who has a history of multi-county theft charges dating to 1992, was partially ejected from the 1999 Regal as it slid on its roof about 300 feet before striking a red Ford Focus driven by a 17-year-old Danville boy, state police at Selinsgrove reported.

The Danville boy and his passenger, Chelsalyn Corcoran, 18, of Northumberland, were wearing their seat belts and were uninjured, troopers reported.

Weatherill was pronounced dead at the scene by Snyder County Coroner Bruce Hummel following the 2:45 p.m. accident just south of Northumberland.

State police at Selinsgrove reported the blue Buick that Weatherill was driving had been reported stolen from Montour Township in Columbia County.

Weatherill was speeding south on Route 11 when he passed another vehicle and lost control of the car, state police reported.

The Buick left the road to the right and struck a rock encroachment, causing the car to flip several times and land on its roof.

Weatherill wasn’t wearing a seat belt, state police reported.

The Buick stopped on its roof facing east, against the guardrail in the northbound lane of Route 11.

Authorities closed Route 11 between Northumberland and Tedd’s Landing restaurant in Shamokin Dam for about two hours during accident response.

According to the court reports, Weatherill was charged in Montour County on May 31 with two misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence of alcohol and two summary offenses of careless driving and driving at a safe speed, related to an incident that occurred May 27.

Weatherill had a history of thefts, according to court documents. He had been charged in Columbia and Snyder counties in those cases.

The Hummels Wharf Fire Company responded to the scene, as did Shamokin Dam Police and fire police from Sunbury and Snyder County.

 

1
Text Only
News
  • Prize claim cost man $1,829

    WINFIELD — Western Union is doing what it can to educate people about the risks in wiring money. An entire section on its website (www.westernunion.com) is devoted to providing information that might reduce the risk of people falling victim to fraud schemes.
     

    April 19, 2014

  • Reel good time enjoyed by 200 young anglers

    TREVORTON — It only took about three minutes for J.C. Wallish to reel in his first fish at the Little Shamokin Creek Watershed Association’s annual Youth Trout Derby on Saturday.
     

    April 19, 2014

  • Elytte Barbour's 'bad trip' put him on the road to prison, friend says

    SUNBURY — A former roommate of slaying suspect Elytte Barbour drove 450 miles from North Carolina to spend 45 minutes in the Northumberland County Prison with his best friend last week, and was not surprised when he heard Barbour say: “I am afraid to spend the rest of my life in jail.”

    April 19, 2014

  • bonehunt20a.jpg 60 dogs battle for biscuits at annual bone hunt

    It was a scene similar to ones playing out all over the nation this weekend: nervous parents holding baskets and bags, watching their little ones search for goodies in the grass.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Arizona tribe set to prosecute first non-Indian under a new law

    PASCUA YAQUI INDIAN RESERVATION, Ariz. — Tribal police chief Michael Valenzuela drove through darkened desert streets, turned into a Circle K convenience store and pointed to the spot beyond the reservation line where his officers used to take the non-Indian men who battered Indian women.
     

    April 19, 2014

  • Danville parents hope strike ends quickly

    DANVILLE ““ First-grader Madison Wild was sad she missed school Thursday.

    April 19, 2014

  • Schools ask state to waive 180-day rule

    Three area school districts have asked the Pennsylvania Department of Education to add up their hours instead of their days in order to reach the required amount of instruction time in the school year.

    April 19, 2014

  • Former Bucknell star in NBA playoffs

    ATLANTA — It really hit Mike Muscala a few days ago when he was listening to the Nets’ starting lineup at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

    April 19, 2014

  • State: Discard raw milk from Greenfield Dairy

    MIDDLEBURG — Consumers should discard raw milk purchased recently from the Greenfield Dairy of Middleburg, which also has temporarily suspended production after Listeria monocytogenes was discovered in the product following routine testing, the state Department of Agriculture announced today.

    April 18, 2014

  • Penn State police: Three posed nude at Nittany shrine

    STATE COLLEGE — Penn State police say three male students who reportedly posed nude for a photo at the university’s Nittany Lion Shrine face school discipline.

    April 18, 2014

The Daily Marquee
Poll

How do you eat your chocolate Easter bunny?

Feet first
Tail first
Ears first
     View Results
Photo Galleries
The Valley

Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.