I-99 crash on overpass leaves 2 injured in Worth Township

mmorgan@centredaily.comDecember 20, 2012 

Two people were injured Thursday when their SUV drove off an Interstate 99 overpass in Worth Township, tumbled then slid several hundred feet before landing.

The driver, Ann Connell, 54, sustained a moderate injury, and her passenger, Alison Connell, 22, a minor injury, state police at Philispburg said. Both women were wearing seatbelts.

Ann Connell, of Rockville, Md., told police her 2010 Ford Escape lost both brakes and steering while traveling 65 mph in the passing lane of the interstate. The SUV went through the grass median and both southbound lanes before traveling south along an embankment for several hundred feet, police said.

The vehicle then hit a small hill causing it to go airborne for about 30 feet. When it landed, the SUV overturned continued down a steep embankment.

They were transported to Mount Nittany Medical Center for treatment of their injuries, police said.

The speed limit on that portion of I-99 is 65 mph.

Port Matilda EMS, Port Matilda Fire Company, and Mount Nittany medics also were at the scene.

The accident is under investigation, police said.

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