Local Man Travels into Oncoming Traffic, Causing Rollover Crash on Route 8

| February 10, 2024

SANDYCREEK TWP., Pa. (EYT) – State Police in Franklin say a local man traveled into oncoming traffic and caused a rollover crash on State Route 8 in Sandycreek Township on Monday morning.

According to a report released by PSP Franklin on Friday, February 9, this crash happened on 15th Street (State Route 8), in Sandycreek Township, Venango County, around 6:32 a.m. on Monday, February 5.

Police say the accident involved 29-year-old David J. Boyle, of Cochranton; 53-year-old Robert A. Aaron of Franklin; and 42-year-old Heather M. Slater, of Franklin.

According to police, Boyle was traveling northbound on State Route 8 in a 1999 Lexus and merged into the left-hand turning lane. Boyle traveled over the turning lane into the oncoming southbound passing lane and was impacted by Aaron’s 2018 General Motors Sierra. Upon impact, the Sierra slid sideways, rolled over onto its roof, and continued southbound on Route 8 on its roof coming to a point of rest in the southbound travel lane.

Police say the Lexus spun counterclockwise and came to a final rest in the passing lane of Route 8 northbound.

Slater’s 2024 Toyota Corolla sustained minor damages to its front bumper cover as a result of the debris spray from the crash.

All occupants were using seat belts, and no injuries were reported.

Boyle was charged with a traffic violation, according to police.

Polk Volunteer Fire Department and Franklin City Department assisted at the scene.

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