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Details released on Sunday crash in College Township

State College police responded to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Benner Pike and Shiloh Road on Sunday.
State College police responded to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Benner Pike and Shiloh Road on Sunday. fready@centredaily.com

State College police have released details on a two-vehicle crash Sunday that sent several people to the hospital.

According to police, the crash occurred at about 1:50 p.m. at the intersection of Shiloh Road and Benner Pike. Officers reported several injuries, but no entrapment.

Traci Andrus, 34, of Blanchard, was reportedly out of her Chrysler minivan with two juvenile passengers when she spoke with officers, police said. She reported crossing Benner on Shiloh and had a green light when she saw the second vehicle, a Hyundai SUV, at the last moment traveling very fast.

The minivan sustained “severe front-end damage,” police said.

Officers were unable to speak with the driver of the SUV, Nancy Shawley, 70, of State College, or her passenger at the scene, police said. Shawley later reported at the hospital that she had been driving on Benner and had a green light when she was struck traveling through the intersection.

Andrus, her two passengers, Shawley and her passenger were all taken to Mount Nittany Medical Center via ambulance for various injuries, police said.

A witness driving behind Shawley reported a steady green light along Benner Pike, police said. A second witness along Shiloh reported facing a red light when the vehicle to the right turned right. While the light was still red, Andrus’ vehicle reportedly passed and entered the intersection, hitting Shawley’s vehicle.

Based on witness statements, police said, Andrus had a red signal and may have become confused by the vehicle in front of her turning right on red. She was cited for failing to stop at a red light.

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