On February 11, 2016, at approximately 1:20 pm, a State College Police Officer on patrol discovered a vehicle crash in the 1200 block of University Drive near Rosa Lane. The crash involved a single vehicle that had been travelling northbound on University Drive. The operator of the vehicle lost control of the vehicle and left the roadway, striking a utility pole on the side of the road.
The operator of the vehicle refused medical treatment on scene. The utility pole was severely damaged in the crash resulting in a power outage in the area. West Penn Power is on scene conducting repairs. University Drive is currently closed between Easterly Parkway and South Atherton Street.
The public is asked to avoid the area and choose alternative travel routes for the evening commute. The roadway will be closed for an extended period of time and a notification will be put out when the roadway is opened to traffic.
The State College Police Department was assisted at the scene by Centre Life Link EMS, the Alpha Fire Company, Alpha Fire Company Fire Police, and State College Public Works.
Lieutenant Barrett Smith #3237