New Castle News

November 27, 2012

Police continue crash probe

By Staff
New Castle News

NEW CASTLE — State police are continuing their investigation into an accident Saturday that injured two people, one critically.

The two-vehicle crash occurred at 4:10 a.m. on Route 19 in Scott Township.

One of the operators, Daniel J. Book, 22, of 1487 Eastbrook Road was listed in critical condition Sunday at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown. He was ejected from his vehicle.

According to police, a 2000 Toyota, driven by Jesse A. Swanson, 20, of Slippery Rock was traveling south on Route 19, while Book was headed north.

Police said the two vehicles collided, and the impact caused Book to be ejected from his 1992 Chevrolet truck. The report did not indicate what may have led to the collision.

Both Book and Swanson were taken by helicopter to St. Elizabeth. Swanson was listed in stable condition Sunday.