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Patient airlifted after rollover crash in Spring Township

Emergency officials responded to the scene of a vehicle crash with entrapment Friday on South Main Street in Spring Township.
Emergency officials responded to the scene of a vehicle crash with entrapment Friday on South Main Street in Spring Township. WTAJ

A patient was airlifted to UPMC Altoona on Friday after a rollover crash on state Route 144/South Main Street, coming down the Centre Hall mountain toward Pleasant Gap.

Her condition is unknown.

Pleasant Gap Fire Company and EMS, Walker Township fire police, Spring Township police, and medical crews from Mount Nittany Medical Center and Centre LifeLink responded to the single-vehicle crash with entrapment at 11:27 p.m.

Once on the scene, Pleasant Gap Fire Chief Lou Brungard said his crews and EMS made patient contact, stabilized the vehicle, then worked to extricate the patient from the vehicle by partially removing the roof.

She was then transported to Pleasant Gap’s station, where she was airlifted by LifeFlight 2, based at the University Park Airport, and flown to UPMC Altoona.

Brungard said two other people were in the vehicle at the time of the crash, but were uninjured.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation also responded, and closed down Route 144 over the mountain for about an hour, backing up traffic on both sides.

The scene was completely cleared by about 12:40 p.m., Brungard said.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation by Spring Township police.

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