04 - 15 - 2014 Weekend crash injures 2 Richfield motorists
Lewistown State Police charged a Richfield man in a crash that happened over the weekend near White Lane in Monroe Twp., Juniata Co. Police say 42-y/o Scotty Swartz was traveling too fast as he was westbound & drifting toward the center of Earnes Rd. He met an oncoming vehicle driven by 42-y/o Derron Brubaker, also of Richfield, who was trying to steer his vehicle as far off the side of the road as possible. Because of the embankment, he was unable to avoid a collision & struck Swartz's vehicle on the front driver's side. The impact caused Swartz to lose control & it sent his vehicle down an embankment. Both vehicles sustained major damage & EMS crews from Mt. Pleasant Mills were attending to the victims as police arrved. Both Swartz & Brubaker were taken to Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital for treatment. An 8-y/o passenger in Brubaker's vehicle had minor injuries but the other 11-y/o passenger in his vehicle was uninjured.