Police Close Road Following Death, Reported Crash in Northumberland County

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UPPER AUGUSTA TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Police have a road shut down after a death and a reported crash in Northumberland County. The investigation included a search of the nearby woods.

Crews were called around 5 p.m. Wednesday to Snydertown Road near Snydertown.

State police confirm at least one person is dead.

According to the county 911 center, Snydertown Road is closed between the borough of Snydertown and Anthracite Road in Upper Augusta Township.

Newswatch 16 crews at the scene report seeing a heavy state police presence as well as a police helicopter flying overhead.

People living in the borough say they've never seen such a heavy police presence in this area.

"There are a few accidents, but nothing of this nature," said Veronica Wiekel of Snydertown.

Police have not released any other information at this time but have asked people to avoid the area.

Authorities continued the investigation on Thursday.

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