New Castle News


January 31, 2013

Ellwood man hospitalized after crash

NEW CASTLE — An Ellwood City man is in fair condition in Allegheny General Hospital following a one-car accident.

Pennsylvania state police said Randy T. Johnston, 50, of Ellwood City, was eastbound on Route 488/Portersville Road in Perry Township at 3:10 a.m. Saturday when he lost control on the snow-covered road.

Officers said the car spun, struck a mailbox, skidded across a yard and over an embankment into a small creek where it came to rest on its left side.

Police were assisted by the Ellwood City and Wurtemburg-Perry volunteer fire departments to extract Johnston from the vehicle. He was taken to Ellwood City Hospital and later to the Pittsburgh facility.

He was cited for driving at an unsafe speed.

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