Driver ID'd in Coal Run accident
COAL RUN - Coal Township police reported charges are pending against the driver of a pickup truck involved in a crash early Saturday morning that damaged two parked cars along Route 2026 and knocked out electricity and cable service for much of the day in this Coal Township village.
Coal Township Patrolman Christopher Lapotsky identified the driver as Steven Knock, 23, of 14 S. Willow St., Mount Carmel.
According to police, Knock was driving west at 3:47 a.m. at a high rate of speed when he lost control of his truck, which left the road and struck a parked Kia Sorento LX and a parked Ford Expedition owned by Nikola Kolovic and his son, Aleksander Kolovic, both of 317 State Route 2026, Coal Run.
The vehicles were parked in an unpaved lot across the road from the Kolovic residence.
Police said Knock's truck then flipped onto its side and struck and cracked a PPL pole before coming to rest.
The parked vehicles sustained heavy damage. Knock's truck also sustained extensive damage and was towed.
Knock escaped injury.
Crews from PPL and Service Electric Company were able to replace the pole and restore power by Saturday evening.
Coal Township firefighters and AREA Services Ambulance personnel assisted.
The investigation continues.