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Truck Crashes Into House on Charger Highway


September 12, 2019

Freedom Township Volunteer Fire Company

A truck crashed into a home along Route 36, Charger Highway, causing extensive damage. No injuries were reported and the driver was cited.

No one was injured when a tractor-trailer struck a house along Route 36, Charger Highway, just south of Pope Lane, on Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 9.

According to State Police, Hollidaysburg, a 1999 Volvo truck tractor driven by Galen D. Seymore, 69, of Claysburg, was traveling south on Charger Highway at approximately 3 p.m. when it left the roadway and struck a utility pole before crashing into the side of the house.

According to Freedom Township Volunteer Fire Company Assistant Chief Nathan Caldwell, the resident of the house was sitting on his sofa when he heard the truck hit the utility pole. The man got up to investigate just before the truck came crashing through the living room where he had been sitting.

The house sustained major damage and was determined to be unsafe to occupy.

Northbound traffic was rerouted for approximately two hours while crews worked to clean up a fuel leak from the truck and clear the scene.

Seymore was cited under the requirement related to driving on roadways laned for traffic.

The Freedom Township Fire company was assisted at the scene by crews from Claysburg, Hollidaysburg and Duncansville. The Red Cross was called in to assist the homeowner.


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