Driver charged with summary offense following wreck that knocked out power

Damage to a Hyundai Sonata is shown after it plowed into a utility pole along Route 61 in the eastern end of Coal Township on Oct. 5. More than 500 PPL customers in the eastern end of Coal Township lost power because of the crash.

COAL TOWNSHIP — Gavin Wehr, 18, of Shamokin, has been charged as a result of a motor vehicle crash that knocked out power to more than 500 PPL customers at 9:40 p.m. Oct. 5 along Route 61 near Ranshaw.

According to Coal Township police, Wehr was operating a 2012 Hyundai Sonata, which belonged to Katlyn Ehman, of Shamokin. The vehicle was traveling south toward Ranshaw when, according to Wehr, the vehicle’s steering did not respond.

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