SHAMOKIN TOWNSHIP — An accident involving a snowplow and a minivan on Tuesday night left a Coal Township man in critical condition at Geisinger in Danville, according to a nursing supervisor.
Trooper Jordan Judson, of the Stonington State Police Barracks, identified James P. Wehr, 55, of Coal Township, as the driver of a 2010 Chrysler Town and Country minivan. The accident occurred at 6:46 p.m. Tuesday on Route 61 near Tulip Road in Paxinos, Northumberland County.
A Geisinger spokesman said Wehr remained in critical condition Wednesday night.
Wehr was traveling north on Route 61 when he lost control of the vehicle and swerved to the right side of the northbound lane. He then swerved back to the left into the southbound path of Donald A. Wolfgang, 34, of Kulpmont, who was driving a 2003 Ford F-350 plow truck, police said.
The minivan stopped in the roadway and the truck ended up on an embankment next to the roadway with its plow dug into the ground.
Wehr was entrapped and had to be extricated by emergency personnel, police said.
Wehr was transported by Elysburg Fire Department to Geisinger, and Wolfgang refused EMS transport for suspected minor injuries. Both men were wearing their seatbelts, police said.
Emergency responders included Stonington Fire Company, Elysburg EMS and Tire Ranch.