Two people were killed in a three-vehicle accident yesterday afternoon in Huntingdon County. The fatal crash occurred on McAlevys Fort Road in Barree Township at about 12:40 pm. State Police say 25-year-old Trevor Irvin was the driver of one of the vehicles involved in a head-on collision. He was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger in Irvin’s auto, 26-year-old Sarah Almashie, was also killed. Two other people were transported to area hospitals for treatment of injuries.
Roadwork in Mifflin County continues this week, while a new project is set to begin today (July 1st) in Juniata County. In Mifflin County, the westbound on-ramp at the Burnham/Yeagertown interchange is open to traffic. The contractor will be paving and placing shoulder backup adjacent to the new off-ramp this week. Traffic exiting Route 322 westbound will continue using the existing off-ramp until the new one is complete. Work on a West Freedom Avenue (Route 4013) bridge will also continue this week. PennDOT anticipates reopening the bridge, which spans Route 322 between Ferguson Valley Road (Route 1007) and Kish Printing, by the end of the day on Friday (July 5th).
PennDOT says work will begin on Route 235 near Seven Stars in Juniata County. Traffic will be limited to a single lane while crews install drainage pipe. Flaggers will enforce an alternating traffic pattern. Motorists are advised to anticipate short travel delays, stay alert for slow moving and stopped vehicles in the work zone.
Authorities continue to find illegal substances found in the possession of drivers on area roadways. In Huntingdon County, State Police charged a Mapleton Depot man after a traffic stop June 26th on Raystown Road in Smithfield Township. Police say 35-year-old Bradley McMullen was under the influence of a controlled substance at the time of the stop. He was also in possession of meth, 56 grams of marijuana and other paraphernalia. Charges were filed through District Court.
Later the same day, State Police stopped a Philadelphia man on Route 22 in Derry Township, Mifflin County. According to the report, Police found marijuana and drug paraphernalia in an Audi driven by 22-year-old Michael De Aza.