Two Injured After Icy Roadway Leads to Crash on Route 322

| November 20, 2020

CRANBERRY TWP., Pa. (EYT) – Police say two people were injured in a crash that was caused by an ice patch on U.S. 322 early Wednesday morning.

According to Franklin-based State Police, the accident happened around 6:27 a.m. on November 18, on U.S. 322 just west of Carey Lane, in Cranberry Township, Venango County.

Police say 78-year-old Dean F. Straffin, of Cranberry, was operating a 2016 Ford F-150 XLT pickup, traveling west on U.S. 322 when his vehicle went over an ice patch, slid off the road, and struck an embankment south of the roadway. The vehicle then became airborne and struck another embankment.

Dean Straffin and his passenger, identified as 78-year-old Marita K. Straffin, of Cranberry, were both using seat belts.

UPMC Northwest by Community Ambulance Service transported Marita Straffin to UPMC Northwest for suspected minor injuries.

Dean Straffin suffered suspected minor injuries but was not transported.

Seneca Volunteer Fire Department also assisted at the scene.

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