Accident update

DANVILLE - Christopher Charowsky, 21, of 1500 Pulaski Ave., the driver of a car that crashed on Route 61 near Tharptown Friday morning, remained in critical condition Saturday at Geisinger Medical Center, according to a nursing supervisor.

Meanwhile, a back-seat passenger in Charowsky's 2002 Subaru was released from the hospital Saturday. David Williams, 20, of 1020 W. Pine St., Coal Township, had been hospitalized Friday with a leg injury.

A second passenger, Matthew Schaeffer, 20, of Shamokin, was treated for injuries Friday at Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital and released.

Coal Township police said Charowsky was traveling north in the area of the Brewery Curve when he lost control of his car while moving from the right lane to the left. The car slid across the center divider into the southbound lanes and crashed into a snow bank, causing it to flip and land on its roof.

Charowsky was ejected, police said.

Schuylkill fatality

SAINT CLAIR - One man was killed when the car he was driving crashed on Route 61 early Friday morning.

George S. Williams, 62, of 1001 Wade Road, Saint Clair, was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:28 a.m.

Saint Clair police said Williams was driving a Plymouth Breeze south on Route 61 when the vehicle veered left, crossed the median and both northbound lanes before striking a PennDOT sign and going about 30 feet over an embankment.

Police said there were no skid marks, making it a possibility Williams suffered a medical condition prior to the crash.

Retail theft

SELINSGROVE - Dylan Purcell, 20, of Shamokin was cited by state police at Selinsgrove for retail theft after allegedly taking two blu-ray DVD movies from the Walmart Supercenter near here and leaving the store without paying for them. The incident occurred at 4:40 p.m. Friday, police said.