Police seek SUV driver in cycle crash
BUTLER TOWNSHIP - A couple from Cincinnati, Ohio, suffered injuries in a motorcycle crash Sunday afternoon on I-81 at the Highridge Road exit in this Schuylkill County township.
State police at Frackville reported William Danford, 35, and his passenger, Holly Danford, 36, suffered minor and moderate injuries, respectively, in the 1:25 p.m. accident near the southbound construction zone where the two lanes merge into the left lane.
Police said William Danford and a white male operating a black Acura sport utility vehicle with Pennsylvania plates became involved in a dispute. Police said Danford was in front of the SUV when its driver drove around the motorcycle to enter the exit ramp for Highridge Road. While the SUV was passing the motorcycle on the right, Danford lost control of the cycle, which fell onto its left side, causing injuries to the driver and passenger.
Police said the driver of the Acura stopped momentarily before continuing onto the off ramp and exiting the area.
Holly Danford was transported by Shenandoah Ambulance to Schuylkill Medical Center South in Pottsville. William Danford was able to drive his 2012 Harley Davidson to the hospital.
The cycle sustained minor damage.
Minersville emergency medical services personnel assisted at the scene.
State police are asking anyone who witnessed the accident or knows the identity of the male driving the Acura to contact them at 570-874-5300.