Rollover accident closes part of Rt. 6

A roll-over crash shut down a portion of Route 6 for almost 12 hours on Thursday.

According to state police, a tractor trailer carrying a full load of wood chips rolled onto its side in Sheffield Township at about 8:19 a.m.

Police said Jeanne Beers, 69, Ludlow, pulled her vehicle out in front of the eastbound truck driven by Randall Yaegle, 59, of Warren. Police said Beers received minor injuries in the crash and will be cited for summary traffic violations.

The truck struck the car, which ended up off the northern edge of the road. The truck spun counterclockwise and rolled onto its passenger side and struck a utility pole.

According to a press release from PennDOT Safety Press Officer Marianne Warner, the load of wood chips was dumped onto the road. Route 6 was closed from the intersection of Route 666 and Main Street in Sheffield to the intersection of Route 66 and Fraley Street in Kane.

Vehicles faced a detour along Routes 666 and 948 to Forest County and Route 66 back to Route 6 in McKean County.

Police said Penelec was called to the scene and Sheffield and Cherry Grove volunteer firefighters assisted at the scene.

According to PennDOT, the road was expected to reopen at 8 p.m.