Police: Driver ejected after one-vehicle crash

MOUNT UNION – A one-vehicle crash sent two people to the Altoona Trauma Center on Sunday after the driver was ejected and passenger had to be extracted from the vehicle in Shirley Township, Pennsylvania State Police Huntingdon report.

Police said a 2001 Dodge Stratus driven by Joshua L. Klester, 30, of Mount Union, was traveling north along state Route 747 when Klester lost control of the vehicle after negotiating a slight right curve in the roadway.

According to the report, the the vehicle traveled off the roadway, struck an embankment on the right, came back onto state Route 747 in Shirley Township, Huntingdon County, and rolled over multiple times before coming to rest on its roof in the southbound lane.

Police said Klester was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle and his passenger, Iris H. Trice, 32, of Mount Union, was wearing a seat belt and had to be extracted from

the vehicle.

Police said Klester and Trice were taken to Altoona Trauma Center by ambulance. A nursing supervisor at Altoona Hospital said Klester is in critical condition as of Monday and Trice was no longer being treated at the hospital.

According to the report, state Route 747 was shut down for approximately four hours and the scene was maintained by the Mount Union Fire Co. No. 7 and fire police personnel.

Police said the investigation continues.