Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Coal Region Canary
Coal Region CanaryCoal Region Canary

Local News

Suspected DUI Crash with 3 Kids in Back Seat Shuts Down 61

pa state police

A Schuylkill County man faces DUI charges after he crashed his vehicle into oncoming traffic on Route 61 just outside Pottsville Monday afternoon.

Suspected DUI Crash with Three Children in Back Seat

State Police at Schuylkill Haven allege Bernard Schuck, 31 of Mahanoy City, was DUI about 3:30 p.m. Monday. He was not wearing his seat belt. Schuck had 4 other passengers in his vehicle, including 3 children in the back seat.

Police say Schuck was driving on Route 61 South just before the intersection with Tumbling Run Road in North Manheim Township. That’s when his Suzuki Grand Vitara crossed over into the northbound lane.

Schuck’s vehicle was hit by a Chevy Silverado in one of the northbound lanes. It then hit another vehicle, a Kia Sorento, also traveling north.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

You can see the extent of the damage caused in the crash from these photos taken by Yorkville Hose Fire-Rescue:

The crash closed the northbound lanes of Route 61 for four hours. Emergency crews were just clearing the scene at about 7:30 p.m.

Police say Schuck sustained serious injuries in the crash. No conditions are given on his passengers or the drivers of the other vehicles. The drivers of the Sorento and Silverado were alone, based on information from State Police.

Schuck was taken to a local hospital via Pottsville/Schuylkill Haven Area EMS. A blood test will determine if Schuck was DUI at the time of the crash.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

** UPDATE **

  • According to a WFMZ-TV report, a total of 6 people were injured in the crash. Three people needed to be airlifted to nearby hospitals for treatment of injuries.

Subscribe to Coal Region Canary

Get email updates from Coal Region Canary by becoming a subscriber today. Just enter your email address below to get started!
Loading

News Tips?

Let us know of news happening in your area. Use our NEWS TIPS ENTRY FORM
Click to comment

0 Comments

  1. Pingback: Schuylkill County Man Smashes Jeep Windows with Axe, Points Bow at Man and Woman - Coal Region Canary

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like

Local News

Several Schuylkill County residents say they recently found bizarre printed messages inside packages of items purchased at local grocery stores. The Canary spoke with...

Local Weather

How much are we really going to get? Some say it's still too soon to tell.

Local Weather

Slightly more snow expected for Schuylkill County.

PA News

Flights arriving in the cover of night to NEPA.

Local News

If convicted, Hall faces up to 10 more years in prison.

Local News

  A new trial date has finally been set for Magen Hall, who faces a mandatory life sentence, if she’s found guilty of murdering...