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Driver apprehended after fleeing crash that sent 1 man to the hospital

The Walker Township Fire Company responds to a two-vehicle crash that occurred at the intersection of East College Avenue and Zion Road early Monday, May 22, 2017 in Walker Township.
The Walker Township Fire Company responds to a two-vehicle crash that occurred at the intersection of East College Avenue and Zion Road early Monday, May 22, 2017 in Walker Township. psheehan@centredaily.com

A driver fled after an early morning crash resulted in injuries Monday in Walker Township, according to emergency officials and a witness at the scene.

According to Walker Township Fire Chief Doug Corman, a vehicle traveling northbound on state Route 64 at about 1:15 a.m. left the highway, struck an oncoming vehicle at the intersection of East College Avenue and Zion Road, and rolled over.

“I heard a loud crash. It sounded like thunder and lighting coming together,” said Chris Sigler, who lives nearby the intersection.

Sigler said that when he approached the scene of the crash, he observed injuries to both drivers and went to check on them. According to Sigler, the man whose vehicle had rolled over took off and fled toward Ingram’s Market off East College Avenue.

About an hour later, the man was apprehended by Rockview state police, according to Corman.

The man was given a sobriety test at the scene and taken away in handcuffs. Results are pending.

The man in the other vehicle, according to Corman, was transported by ambulance to Mount Nittany Medical Center for treatment of his injuries.

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