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Police: Philipsburg man injured in motorcycle crash, may face charges

A Philipsburg man was injured early Thursday when he crashed his motorcycle on state Route 504 near Hannah Furnace Road, state police at Philipsburg said.

Dameon L. Bumbarger, 38, was traveling west on Route 504 at about 3 a.m. when he lost control of his 1981 Honda, which slid a short distance on its side, police said.

The motorcycle came to rest in the middle of the road with Bumbarger underneath it, police reported.

“Through further investigation, it was determined that (Bumbarger) was under the influence of a controlled substance,” police said.

Bumbarger was not wearing a helmet, and police said they are awaiting blood tests before determining if charges will be filed.

Bumbarger suffered moderate injuries and was transported to Mount Nittany Medical Center by Moshannon EMS.

Philipsburg woman injured in crash

A Philipsburg woman was injured Tuesday afternoon when the car she was driving collided with another car at the intersection of Railroad Street and E. Pine St. in Philipsburg, according to state troopers in Philipsburg.

Police say Melanie D. Curtorillo, 56, was taken by Moshannon EMS to Mount Nittany Medical Center where she was treated for minor injuries.

The occupants of the second car, driver Megan R. Gormont, 28, and her 6-year-old child, both were uninjured in the 5 p.m. crash, police said.

The accident occurred when Curtorillo drove her 2004 Chrysler Sebring into the intersection while the stoplight was red, police said, striking Gormont’s 1998 Dodge Intrepid. Each of the cars spun upon impact, and Curtorillo’s car continued through the intersection, finally resting on a fence at a nearby business, police said.

Curtorillo was charged with failing to stop at a steady red signal.

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