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Driver suffers medical emergency, crashes into Port Matilda market sign

State police at Philipsburg reported that a driver suffering an apparent medical emergency crashed his SUV Thursday evening in Port Matilda.

According to state police, Robert Meyer, 78, of Spruce Creek, was heading west on East Plank Road when he suffered a medical emergency, drove off the roadway and struck the Lykens Market gas sign at the intersection with South High Street.

At the time of the crash, Trooper Richard Hoover was getting gas at the market, according to the police report. He went over to make contact with the driver of the vehicle, who had stopped breathing. Hoover then removed Meyer from the vehicle with the assistance of bystander Samuel Emigh, of Tyrone. Both men began providing CPR. Meyer responded to the work and resumed breathing on his own.

After emergency medical services arrived, he was transported to Mount Nittany Medical Center for additional treatment, police said.

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