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Update: State Police Investigate Deadly Crash Near Jersey Shore

PIATT TOWNSHIP — Fire crews spent hours on the scene of a deadly crash in Lycoming County.

Fire officials told Newswatch 16 one person is dead and six others were hurt in a three-vehicle crash.

According to Montoursville State Police, Milton Boob, 80, was killed in the crash. He was the wrong way driver in the crash.

Officials said that Boob’s wife, Ester Boob, 77, was injured in the crash. Her injuries are unknown at this time.

Police said the SUV driven by Boob was heading south in the northbound lanes and collided with two other SUVs.

The deadly wreck happened in the northbound lanes of Route 220 just outside of Jersey Shore around 8:30 p.m Friday.

Route 220 was closed in both directions for several hours while rescue crews worked at the scene.

Two helicopters were brought to the scene to rescue the injured.

The cause of the deadly crash is still under investigation.

Paul Garrett, the Public Relations Officer for the Independent Hose Company in Jersey Shore provided several photographs of the scene of the deadly crash to Newswatch 16.

14 comments

  • Paul Confer

    So saddened by the tragedy and injuries of all. Accidents are so split second in timing and reactions; certainly are never expected or anticipated. Feel so sorry for all, Milton and Ester are great people and pray for the young lady and her boyfriend and any others suffering from this dreadful moment.

  • Christina

    Praying for the families. Situations like these really make me wonder why older citizens aren’t being retested past a certain age for driving, reaction time, and mental wellbeing. This situation was completely avoidable and lives could have been spared.

  • PattyD

    prayers to all involved for quick and full recovery! Hugs & prayers for peace for the loss of your father-in-law. These tragedies are so heartbreaking!

  • Becky Muthler

    My sister and her boyfriend were the ones that were hit head on…both have various injuries, some severe and some not. Please pray for quick recoveries for them both…it’s going to be a long and rough road

    • Becki

      I am so sorry to hear that. Your sister and her boyfriend will be in my prayers. I hope they have a quick recovery

  • Sam Jordan

    My father in law was the one who died. My mother in law is in serious condition at Geisinger. Thank you for your prayers.

    • Becki

      I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your father and the injuries of your mother. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers

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