The investigation into a suspected Crawford County DUI motor vehicle crash Friday night in which a driver known to the Meadville State Police, but not identified to the public, was thrown from the vehicle, is continuing. The troopers say that at shortly after 9:30 pm, in Randolph Township, at 31976 State Route 27 they responded to the report of a pickup truck that had careened through the oncoming lane of travel for unknown reasons and went off the southern side of the roadway. It is reported the truck came to a stop on the eastern side of the roadway, but not before it crashed into a ditch, flipped over and ejected the operator from inside.
The driver is reported to have been Life Flighted to UPMC Hamot Hospital in Erie. The pickup truck was towed from the scene by Leonard's towing. The troopers report they observed several indicators of driving under the influence.
The Meadville State Police were assisted at the scene by the Townville Volunteer Fire Department, the Randolph Township Volunteer Fire Department and the Randolph Township Volunteer Ambulance Service as well as the Townville Volunteer Ambulance and service and Meadville Ambulance Services.