Montoursville – Motorists in Lycoming County are advised that Route 973 is closed between Route 3029 (St. Michaels Road) and Route 3015 (Daugherty’s Run Road) in Lycoming Township due to a vehicle crash.
Traffic is being detoured using local roads. Route 973 is expected to be closed for several hours.
UPDATE BY North Central.com:
On November 29, 2016 at 10:34 AM Old Lycoming Twp. Police Department and area fire and EMS agencies were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident in the 2400 block of State Route 973 West Highway in Lycoming Township.
The accident involved two motor vehicles and resulted in one fatality.
The accident investigation determined that a pickup truck driven by STEPHEN WATTS of Jersey Shore, PA. was traveling west on State Route 973 when the second vehicle, a sedan, traveling east crossed over into the oncoming traffic lane and was struck. The sedan was operated by a 17 year old female who died instantly. Both occupants were wearing seat belts. It is unknown at this time why the decease’s vehicle traveled into the on-coming traffic lane.
The 17 year old female was a student at Williamsport Area High School. The identity of the deceased juvenile will not be released by Old Lycoming Twp Police Department.
The highway was closed for a short time but is now reopened.