A one-vehicle crash late Sunday in Ferguson Township left two local residents in critical condition.
Ferguson Township said the crash occurred at 11:24 p.m. when Wesley Duckworth, 32, of Patton Township, lost control of his vehicle while traveling westbound in the 3900 block of West Whitehall Road, striking a fence and tree at Kocher Farm.
Duckworth was taken by helicopter to UPMC Altoona. His passenger, Jeremiah Dirsmith, 32, of Ferguson Township, was taken there as well by ambulance.
Ferguson Township police suspect speed and alcohol as factors in the crash. The roadway was closed for approximately 4 hours.
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Assisting with the incident were Centre LifeLink EMS, Alpha Fire Police and Alpha Fire Company.