Man crashes pickup

TREVORTON - State police say alcohol was a factor in a one-vehicle crash late Friday along Route 890 at the top of the Trevorton mountain.

Nicholas H. Neff, 59, of Trevorton, was driving a 1987 Toyota pickup south at 11:44 p.m. when he lost control of the vehicle near Birch Road and struck an embankment along the northbound lane, according to Trooper Mark Adams, state police at Stonington.

Reports from the scene indicate the vehicle rolled a full turn before coming to rest on its wheels.

Neff was wearing a seat belt and was not injured, Adams said.

A traffic citation for driving in the correct lane of traffic was issued to Neff and an investigation continues, the trooper said.

Boy hit by car

COAL TOWNSHIP - A 9-year-old boy was struck as he ran across Tioga Street in front of a car Saturday morning in the Springfield section of the township.

The boy suffered a concussion and was driven by ambulance to Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital, where he was treated and released, according to Deputy Police Chief Chris Williams.

The accident occurred at 11:37 a.m. at Tioga and Sheridan streets as Lindsey T. Hill, of 1117 W. Walnut St., Coal Township, was driving a 1995 Nissan east on Tioga Street, police said.

An investigation continues.