New Castle News

January 8, 2013

One injured, one arrested after collision

By Staff
New Castle News

NEW CASTLE — One minor injury was reported in a three-vehicle accident on East Washington Street.

New Castle police said Robin R. Cook, 36, of 220 W. Pittsburg Road, hit the rear of a car driven by Melissa Jo Samuels, 46, of 801 E. Lutton St., while Samuels was stopped at a traffic light at Rose Avenue.

The impact caused Samuels’ car to hit the rear of a van driven by Donna J. Perrone, 66, of 910 Declaration Lane, which also was stopped at the light.

Samuels told police she would be seeking medical care on her own.

Police have charged Cook with driving under the influence, following too closely and not having required insurance as a result of the accident, which occurred around 1:30 p.m. Friday.