Vehicle Crashes into Tree Off Route 322; Franklin Man, Passengers Escape Injury

| July 31, 2019

CLARION CO., Pa. (EYT) – A Franklin man and his passengers escaped injury in a one-vehicle crash that occurred on State Route 322 on Thursday night.

According to Clarion-based State Police, 30-year-old Nathan A. Crouch, of Franklin, was traveling east on Route 322 (Main Street) and attempted to make a left hand turn onto Perry Street, in Strattanville Borough, Clarion County, around 6:13 p.m. on Thursday, July 25.

Crouch failed to negotiate the turn, and subsequently, his 2002 Dodge Caravan struck a tree off the right side of the roadway.

Neither Crouch nor his passengers suffered any injuries.

His passengers included 25-year-old Amanda M. Taylor, of Clarion, and three minor passengers of Clarion – a seven-year-old female, a four-year-old male, and a one-year-old female – and two minor passengers of Franklin – a two-year-old female and a female infant.

Crouch was using a seat belt.

Taylor was not using a seat belt, and three other safety belt violations were observed.

Crouch was charged with a traffic violation.

Clarion Hospital EMS assisted at the scene.

The above report was released to on Monday, July 29.

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