The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


August 30, 2011

Passenger injured this morning when pickup overturns on Routes 11-15

PORT TREVORTON — The passenger of a large pickup truck traveling north on Routes 11-15 in Union Township Tuesday morning suffered a minor injury after the driver struck a guard rail, sending the truck rolling onto its roof.

Micah P. Bias, 21, of East Petersburg, was transported to Sunbury Community Hospital after the 6:02 a.m. crash near Aquaduct Road. He was wearing a seatbelt, police said.

The driver of the F-350 Super Duty pickup, Lamar S. Zimmerman, 20, of Denver, and another passenger, Jermy L. Leid, 18, of Lititz, were also wearing seat belts. They were not injured.

“They’re three very lucky boys,” said Eric Herbst, Port Trevortion Fire Company assistant chief, who said the truck was destroyed and towed from the scene.

State police said the truck struck a guard rail separating the northbound and southbound lanes, then rolled onto the passenger side and slid approximately 40 feet. It then rolled onto its roof, where it came to a final rest across the two northbound lanes, which had to be closed for a short period of time until the roadway was cleared.

A Snyder County hazardous materials team was also called to the scene, Herbst said, as the truck lost approximately 25 gallons of diesel fuel onto the highway.

Also responding to the scene were emergency responders from Selinsgrove and Freeburg, and officials from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

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