Motorcyclist Seriously Injured After Crashing Into Vehicle on Route 38

| September 19, 2023

WASHINGTON TWP., Pa. (EYT) – A motorcyclist was airlifted to a medical facility to treat serious injuries after he crashed into a vehicle along State Route 38.

According to a report released by PSP Butler on Tuesday, September 19, this crash happened at 3:42 p.m. on Tuesday, September 12, on State Route 38 at its intersection with N Washington Road in Washington Township, Butler County.

Police say a 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe operated by 26-year-old Samantha E. Snyder, of Hilliards, was stopped N Washington Road at the intersection before clearing it and proceeding to turn left onto Route 38.

As Snyder was completing the turn, a 2014 Harley-Davidson Street Glide driven by 56-year-old Larry A. Dittmer, of Butler, approached the intersection at a high rate of speed and hit Snyder’s vehicle in the rear driver’s side fender.

Dittmer was not using a helmet and suffered suspected serious injuries.

He was airlifted to UPMC Presbyterian by STAT MedEvac.

Snyder and an infant passenger were not injured. She was using a seat belt, and the child was restrained in a child safety seat.

According to police, both drivers were charged with a traffic violation.

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Jacob Deemer is a reporter for EYT Media Group, who is based out of Venango County. He started his career as a sports writer for a local newspaper before contributing to as a beat writer for the Pittsburgh Penguins. He has spent over 6 years covering sports, crime, and local news in Venango, Clarion, and Jefferson Counties.
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