A Newport woman was killed as a result of a one-vehicle crash yesterday in Perry County. According to State Police, 55-year-old Isabelle Lee was the operator of a GMC Envoy on Middle Ridge Road in Oliver Township. Lee apparently lost control of the vehicle and struck a tree. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
State Police say they have a suspect in a Juniata County theft investigation. Between September 2017 and September 2019, someone stole merchandise from the Dollar General Store in Fermanagh Township. Items including food, clothing, and cash were donated to various local organizations. Police say approximately $16,000 worth of merchandise was stolen and donated. The investigation will continue.
State Police Troop G has released the statistical report for September. Troopers responded to 813 total criminal complaints in Mifflin and Juniata Counties. A total of 64 arrests were made in the two-county region. There were 52 vehicle crashes on Mifflin and Juniata County roadways last month. Twenty-three people were injured, including one fatality. Troopers issued 521 traffic citations in September, and charged fourteen people with DUI.
Representative Rich Irvin (R-Huntingdon/Mifflin/Centre) will host a “Seniors for Safe Driving” program later this month. The program is to help sharpen the driving skills of older motorists. The program is open to drivers age 55 and older. There is no on-the-road driving required, and no exam will be given. At the completion of the class, motorists will be eligible to receive a minimum 5% discount on their auto insurance premiums. The program will be Friday, October 25th, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Fellowship Center at Westminster Woods in Huntingdon. To register, call 1-800-559-4880, or register online at www.SeniorsForSafeDriving.com. Cost for the class is $16. For more information, call Irvin’s district office at 814-644-2996.