State Police Calls: Clintonville Crash, Victory Twp. Deer Collision, Disorderly Conduct

| June 29, 2020

VENANGO/FOREST CO., Pa. (EYT) – Franklin-based State Police responded to the following calls:

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Vehicle Disabled by Deer Struck by Second Vehicle in Clinton Township

According to police, around 11:11 a.m. on June 26, a two-vehicle crash occurred on State Route 308 in Clinton Township.

Police say a 2006 Chevrolet Equinox, operated by a known 17-year-old female, from Clintonville, was traveling north on State Route 308 just after cresting the top of a hill on a right-hand curve when a deer entered the roadway from the east side. The vehicle then struck the deer just as it was starting down the hill.

According to police, the vehicle then became partially disabled as it was traveling downhill. A 2017 Chevrolet Cruze, operated by 28-year-old Andrew E. Lutz, of Clintonville, then crested the same hill, traveling north, and saw the disabled vehicle directly in front of him. Lutz tried to avoid making contact with the other vehicle, but was unable to avoid a collision.

The Cruze struck the rear driver’s side of the Equinox, then traveled off the west side of the road and into a ditch.

Lutz, the teen driver, and her passenger, a 17-year-old female from Polk, were all wearing seat belts.

Lutz was not injured.

It is unknown if the teen driver or her passenger were injured.

Emlenton Fire Department, Emlenton Ambulance Service, and Cliff Hovis Towing also assisted at the scene.

Vehicle Hits Deer in Victory Township

According to police, around 5:56 a.m. on June 15, 40-year-old Ronald W. Hicks, of Oil City, was operating a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt, traveling north on State Route 8 in Victory Township, Venango County, when a deer entered the roadway from the east. Hicks crossed the center line into the passing lane while applying the brakes, but still struck the deer. The vehicle then continued back into its lane and pulled onto the berm where it came to a final rest.

Hicks was using a seat belt and was not injured.

Police say he was cited for failing to make immediate notice of an accident to police.

Disorderly Conduct in Rockland Township

Around 7:35 a.m. on June 28, Franklin-based State Police were dispatched to the 1300 block of Saint George Road in Rockland Township, Venango County, for a report that a known individual was causing a disturbance in the neighborhood.

Police say a 52-year-old Kennerdell man was cited for disorderly conduct.

The name of the accused was not released.


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